I got a Fluchs in on trade recently, and decided I wanted to do something a little different. I decided I wanted to take the Anti-Yo bearing seat and update it to a more modern bearing seat. I took a Born Crucial SPR and cut it down to .050" thick. The Fluchs’ walls aren’t thick enough to just drop in the SPR. What I was left with was just the bearing seat, which is what I was after anyway:
I then recessed the Fluchs to accept the new bearing seat:
Here is the new bearing seat in place:
Now the only problem was that the stock axle wouldn’t fit through the center of the Born Crucial spacer. So, I got out some ‘thread repair’ inserts I had gotten from MSC Direct. I had to tap the yoyo to 1/4-28 to accept the insert. Afterwards, the insert would then accept an 8-32 axle:
Voila! After doing this process on both halves, I coated the backs of the bearing seat/SPR with JB Weld, and screwed everything together to press fit and allow everything to dry. Once the JB Weld has set up, I will cut a silicone recess in the Fluchs.
I finished the mod off tonight by silicone recessing it and adding a couple of shmoove rings. I call it “A Fluchs Meets Its Crucial Ending”!
Got everything back together and had a chance to play it some. Unfortunately it isn’t butter smooth. It is smoother than it started out IMO. So I guess all this work wasn’t in vain. I also prefer the silicone response to the flush pad response. Here is a better pic of the guts.