Originally Posted by pjm123a
Now to get new bearings in, I've heard that you should keep the old ones so you can put them against the new ones and beat on the old ones to drive the new ones in. Anybody ever tried this method or would this be the time to invest in a press and use it to get the new ones in?
All the time. Works like a charm. Using old races and sockets work also.
You can get a tapered bearing/race driver also, but generally aren't cheap.