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    About 7 or 8 years ago, some one posted about using a ball bearing pressed into the Stude flywheel flange to support the G/M input shaft when using a G/M trans. I can't find the post!I need the bearing p/n or the o.d. of the bearing. Thanks in advance! -Jim

  • #2
    Why not just replace the pilot bushing with one of the appropriate size? If you can't find one that fits "off the rack" a Chevy one can easilly be turned down to fit the Stude crank.
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    • #3
      Need to extend the support into the clutch area about an inch. The snout on the Stude. is longer than the Chev.- Jim

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jrlemke View Post
        Need to extend the support into the clutch area about an inch. The snout on the Stude. is longer than the Chev.- Jim
        Check with Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker. It will be made out of brass.

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        • #5
          I remember there was a ball bearing listed.- Jim

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          • #6
            If I remember right it was a bearing for a Ford alternator. Maybe Craig can chime in with the thread.

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            • #7
              You may be thinking of a post of mine concerning using a pilot bearing for a Ford Mustang pressed into the Studebaker crank in place of the bushing. This provided a perfect solution for a FMS T5 installation in an Avanti. The bearing is identical in overall dimensions to the rear bearing in a Prestolite alternator, but is open (pass thru) with one end having a shaft seal to retain the lube.

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              • #8
                The appropriate extended bushing (not one with a bearing) used to be sold by several suppliers for many years. I think I still have one in the shop.

                If you need measurements, etc. to have one made, let me know and I'll try to find it.

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                • #9
                  If you would! I don't want to take my trans. etc. out 'till I have the parts to put it back together. -Thanks- Jim

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