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Removing center link? #2462943
03/08/18 01:49 AM
03/08/18 01:49 AM
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500ciBee Offline OP
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I need to remove the center link to swap out the headers on my Bee. The center link passes between the tubes of the headers. I'm not sure what is the best method to getting the center link off. I've tried hitting it about as hard as I think is safe. What do you guys suggest?

Last edited by 500ciBee; 03/08/18 01:51 AM.

1970 Super Bee prostreet. 383, SMR 727, Dana 60 4:88. Building a 512 low deck.
Re: Removing center link? [Re: 500ciBee] #2462951
03/08/18 02:16 AM
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Re: Removing center link? [Re: 500ciBee] #2463236
03/08/18 06:37 PM
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Thanks! I'll pickup one those.


1970 Super Bee prostreet. 383, SMR 727, Dana 60 4:88. Building a 512 low deck.
Re: Removing center link? [Re: 500ciBee] #2464185
03/10/18 08:36 AM
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You can usually pop ball joints with use of two large (±5 lbs) hammers.
Put one (the largest) hammer behind and hit the metal from the front.
Of course you don't whack the balljoint itself, but the part that it's protruding.

Leave the nut loose on the threads in case you hit it wrong.

Re: Removing center link? [Re: 500ciBee] #2468170
03/18/18 05:10 PM
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I bought a ball joint separator but there is no way the tool will fit between the idler arm and center link. I've hit it enough that I think it should have come apart. Should I remove the idler from the frame?

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1970 Super Bee prostreet. 383, SMR 727, Dana 60 4:88. Building a 512 low deck.
Re: Removing center link? [Re: 500ciBee] #2468198
03/18/18 06:15 PM
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May need to tap it in a little. Mine worked perfectly..


1972 Barracuda - 5.7L Hemi, T56 Magnum 6spd - https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi
1976 Dodge Warlock - "Her Truck" - 360/727 2wd
2016 Subaru WRX - E30 Tune ~320whp
[img]https://i.imgur.com/v9yezP9.jpg[/img]

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