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Old 12-24-2013, 11:45 AM
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Pressing pulley onto spindle

I don't have a press and am trying to avoid damaging new parts by hammering the new pulley onto the spindle. What can I do?
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:13 PM
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Heat the pulley on your grill and tap on with a wood block.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:40 PM
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Technically...... A spindle pulley shouldn't have to be hammered/pressed on, Buff the shaft and inside the pulley with emory paper. Then apply anti-seize to the shaft, It should slide on or with light taps with a hammer.....
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:44 PM
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True most blade spindles pulleys are keyed and split sheaved. I assumed it was some other kind of "spindle".
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:52 PM
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Hey don't forget to use gloves when you take the pulley From the grill
Like rob said you usually don't need heat or press.
Once I used a torch on one and it cracked in half
Must have been to hot
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:55 PM
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Hey don't forget to use gloves when you take the pulley From the grill
Like rob said you usually don't need heat or press.
Once I used a torch on one and it cracked in half
Must have been to hot
That's why I use the grill when I need to expand a press fit part. Heats evenly and slowly. A torch sure wil crack a piece, especially cast parts.
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I don't have a press and am trying to avoid damaging new parts by hammering the new pulley onto the spindle. What can I do?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:04 PM
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thanks, turned out the old key way slot left a "burr" hanging out there from the impact it had so I ground it down.
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