"I hate these things [axle bearings]," muttered Year One's Tony Rowe. "It's not what I normally work on." The bearings didn't want to come off the axle even with heavy persuasion from a gear splitter. Tony phoned his friend and co-worker Mike Evans for backup. Mike took a different tack with the bearing assembly. Harsh treatment with a drill, chisel, and die grinder (or "zizzer" as they referred to it) freed the bearing from the axle in a few minutes. Though the Javelin's 9-inch was by Currie, everyone agreed that the bearings were the standard Ford design. It didn't take long to find new ones at a local parts store.