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Offline Stingray

Bellcrank Rebuild
« on: October 30, 2020, 10:08:55 PM »
Just finished installing a 1 7/8 CJ2A bellcrank rebuild kit. New shaft,bearings, sleeve, and seals. Greased it, tightened it up and it turns smoothly. Only thing is it has about a 1/16 to 1/8 inch vertical play, just so slightly when you lift up on the bellcrank. Is this normal? Thanks

Offline ojgrsoi

Re: Bellcrank Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 09:07:16 AM »
I am getting ready to do the same thing.  Anyone know the answer?
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Re: Bellcrank Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 11:32:32 PM »
Well, I went out and checked the early CJ-5. Bellcrank has been replaced along with the shaft/bearings etc.....It is installed so is hooked up to the drag link and tie rods, but I can't move it in any direction.

I think there was an issue with this on the 3A though. I used a combination of the old parts and the new till I got a good fit.

Did your kit have bushings or needle bearings? We went through this back when...I'll look for the thread...
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