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85S&S_Keuka
04-26-2007, 08:14 PM
I'm trying to remove the shaft of my 85 Powerslot so I can replace the cutlass bearings - but...

The coupler-end nut is buried inside the coupler, and there is less that 1.5 inches clearance when the couplers are moved apart as far as possible. skidim has a couple special sockets for this, but they come in 1 1/16 and 1 1/4, and low and behold, mine is a 1 1/8 nut. The shortest socket I've been able to find is about 1 7/16 tall. Anybody have any siggestions? Do I have to make my own "special" socket?

billr
04-26-2007, 09:49 PM
Impact wrench sockets are usually shorter. You might investigate that.

Jim@BAWS
04-26-2007, 10:15 PM
Remove the strut vs taking out the shaft

Jim@BAWS

88 PS190
04-27-2007, 12:39 AM
My experience with removing the strut... Its silicone sealed on there, so you're going to have fun..

Get a new set of hardware, bolts and nuts for the job, the old ones are stainless and will gall when you pull them and jam up leaving you with busted knuckles and a cut off wheel to remove them.

once its free you can nock it loose to separate the silicone but don't allow it to whack the shaft or the plate that holds the stuffing box can develop a leak (mess)

Bruce Carr
04-27-2007, 09:13 AM
I made a "special tool" by cutting off the drive end of a cheap socket (with a chop saw) and then welding the shortened socket to a 18" length of steel bar 1/4" thick and 1 1/2" wide. Works like a charm..............