removing pilot bearing 302 crank
I second the use of grease--I've done it many times successfully. Just be patient and keep packing. LOL
Since you asked, the "best way" is a slide hammer with the proper hooked attachment that reaches through the hole in the bushing and expands to grasp it. Simple concept, but not everyone has the tool available.
My little 65' Stang street car:
Dart 428W NA, 4 Spd, 4:33, on pump gas pushing 3550lbs.
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