Joined: Dec 2007
It might work if you chiseled the retaining ring off first (that ring of steel on the top side of the bearing) there's no way you're gonna get them both to break free at the same time. Take another look at my pic of it in the vice, here are the instructions from the ford shop manual:
"Loosen the inner retainer ring by nicking it deeply with a cold steel chisel in several places, it will then slide off easily"
I don't know about 'easily' but I rotated it in my vise giving it at least 4 good deep V groove whacks with my chisel/sledge or hammer then putting the chisel at a 45* to the V and whacking then rotating until the ring spun loose. Then I took it to the shop to have the bearing pressed off/on.
Nice job on the home made tool, if you want to see if it'll get the bearing off (soak it with penetrating oil to help) after you get the ring off.
I think you're learning what I did, after all the aggravation it's worth $30 bucks to leave it at a shop and pick them up done an hour later...
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