Need help on how to remove the back gear shifter assembly on a Series 1 Bridgeport

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I can't figure out how to remove the bull gear from the housing on a Series 1 pulley drive Bridgeport. Have everything out of the casing but the small bull gear. It appears to be held in place by the back gear shifter fork. How do I remove the back gear shifter assembly so that I can remove the bull gear?
 

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The shaft that the small gear needs to come out. It has a top and bottom bearing to it. When reassembling don’t fill that housing full with grease maybe a 1/3 of a tube if that.
 

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The pin that guides the fork is what you want. Drive the pin from the bottom side of housing up. Pin should be flush when viewed from outside of housing.
 

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Thanks Cadillac. Got it out and now have to figure out how to remove the bearing in the housing. Wish me luck!!
 

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Pilot bearing puller. Basically a internal expanding arbor. Or you could try filling the cavity below the bearing with grease. Then take a rod that will fit in the inner race bore and place there. Then take a hammer and hit the rod which will compress/displace the grease and hopefully push the bearing out of the bore. Works good for a blind hole.
 

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I can't figure out how to remove the bull gear from the housing on a Series 1 pulley drive Bridgeport. Have everything out of the casing but the small bull gear. It appears to be held in place by the back gear shifter fork. How do I remove the back gear shifter assembly so that I can remove the bull gear?
I’d check out YouTube.. I think Joe Pieczynski did a video on changing a gear in his Jet Bridgeport.
 

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Oh man, I just broke the shifting fork last night whilst pulling mine apart. Now putting back together to make new fork then pulling apart again to put it in. I wish my neighbour had a mill.
 

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Before I did repair /replacement of quill feed parts on mine, I bought a Bridgeport manual. Very good investment!
 
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