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With the flywheel removed, Goodlad used an abrasive wheel to clean up the back of the block. Then, using a file, he checked the block for any imperfections that could prevent the new bellhousing from sitting flush. Once everything checked out, he installed the needle roller pilot bearing with a flat drift. He emphasized the importance of using a flush tool rather than the end of a socket; any bearing distortion could make it hard to install the transmission and even cause premature bearing failure.