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Projects cluster bearing fell out doing T5 swap

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by morecowbell, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. morecowbell
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
    Posts: 56

    morecowbell
    Member
    from colorado

    hi all,
    starting on my 30 Model A flathead and T5 swap. I got most of the way done and was setting the engine in place when i noticed what appears to be the Transmission cluster bearing on the ground. Attached a pic of what I found on the ground under the engine. The engine is a 1951 8B out of a pickup.

    I followed the instructions from Speedway. I did not remove the oil pan or the flywheel. There was no trans attached to the engine when I bought it. I did get the original pilot bearing out using the soaked bread method and i put the new bearing in after freezing it and lightly tapping it in with a socket and a rubber mallet (I didn't bash it in). Did I somehow knock the cluster bearing out when I installed the new pilot bearing? I have no idea where this goes or if I need it. Sorry for newb question. Thanks for any help.

    - jason
     

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  2. Boryca
    Joined: Jul 18, 2011
    Posts: 662

    Boryca
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Detroit

    Well the good news is you currently have a good pilot bearing and a new-to-you T5, and that bearing isn't from either of those!

    So there wasn't a trans attached to the engine... If we assume this is a transmission bearing, where did it come from? Is there a separate trans it belongs to? Maybe it's the front driveshaft support bearing out of the torque tube?
     
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  3. morecowbell
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
    Posts: 56

    morecowbell
    Member
    from colorado

    THANK YOU! That's what it was. I did also o the open drive conversion and that bearing must have slipped off and I never noticed it. i was just panicking thinking I had knocked something loose.

    thank you so much.

    - jason
     
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