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14 Next comes driving the new bearing races into the housing. A set of bearing drivers makes this really easy, but has anyone priced a nice set lately? The poor man's alternative is a $12 brass drift and a hammer, which does an adequate job of seating the races without damaging them. However, because you can't put even pressure on the race as you drive it into place, you need to make triple-sure the races are fully seated. Here's a good gauge to follow: If you can get a fingernail behind the race, it isn't in there far enough.