Originally Posted by ericnova72
I could see that galled and stripped off piece of aluminum causing the race to sit funny and giving you the problem you had, pinion gear would not be held in place securely under power.
Any sign on the bottom step of that bearing race bore indicating that the piece of stripped off aluminum ended up under the race and held the race tipped a bit??
I looked but could not tell, I am pretty sure I have found the source of my problem though. The reason the back race didnt galled was becasue we put the support on a hot plate and heated it up until the race dropped in. The outer bearing we just tryed to press in and it went sideways on us. Maybe we should have tryed the same route with the other bearing and it would have been fine. I can tell you one thing though if I ever build another one of these I will not be using an alluminum support.