Re: Clutch replacement on 124
Thanks for your advice but I wasn't getting any immediate reactions to my answer so I just did it my own way last night. I was aware of needing a roll pin punch but being that I have every size roll pin punch EXCEPT the 1/4" one I needed I ended up making my own. I used a 1/4" punch and ground a little centering nipple into the end of it with my bench grinder. I didn't get a response right away to the question of whether or not I needed to support the end of the driveshaft that goes into the pilot bearing so I made my own support. I took a piece of an old wooden 4x4 I had laying around, sawed it to 18" in height, drilled a hole in the side of board to support the driveshaft end, heated the shaft around the pins and drove them out. I had to heat, punch it, and heat it again a few times but I was able to drive both pins out in about 5 minutes. To reduce the amount of pounding needed to drive out the length of pin and to prevent the end I pounded on from mushrooming, I used a portable chopsaw to cut the pins flush with the driveshaft before beating them out. This was not the nightmare job I've heard about from many owners but I can assure you, those pins were really fused in there. A good BFH and a few many swings later and problem solved.