<VV> Service manual errors now early axle tool

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Sat Aug 1 22:36:42 EDT 2015

J-8916-1 is more of a universal bearing removal tool, not a specific 
made for the early Corvair axle bearing tool. That is why there is not a 
different number for the FC bearing, even though it is larger.

For a specific tool, made for the early bearings, by a Corvair 
owner/machinist, buy Russell Davis' axle tool. It is offered for sale by 
Clarks as C8504. This tool really works! I can not say enough good about 
it. I was damaging more early bearings than removing complete bearings 
until I started using this tool. Now I can get 100% of early and FC 
bearing off the axle shaft with no additional damage to them. The FC 
plate is a separate purchase, C12673.

Pricey, but getting several people to go in , like a local club, and 
have it as a loaner works good.

Frank DuVal

On 8/1/2015 6:04 PM, Joel McGregor via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Thanks for the links.  Unfortunately neither one mentions the tool.  The J-8916-1 apparently is for the later early bearing style but it doesn't list a different one for the FC which doesn't seem right.  I just figured out the problem.  In the text it mentions J-8916-1 but the tool page shows 8619-1.  They transposed the numbers and I didn't notice.
> Thanks!

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