When Ram Point failures occur. it is generally true that they break through he neck of the point at or near the bottom surface of the Ram. It is most usually almost impossible to press out the broken neck portion of the point from the Ram. The proper and easiest method of removal is as follows:
- If the Ram Point is pinned, it is necessary to drill out the Pins prior to proceeding.
- After Pins (if present) are removed, drill a series of holes (see below) in a cross configuration through the Ram Point neck portion. Do not place these holes closer than 1/4″ to the Base into which the Ram Point is fitted. With a torch, burn the metal from between the series of holes drilled. This will relieve the radial pressure on the Ram Point. After this is done, press out the remaining portion of the Ram Point.
Depending on bore condition it may be necessary to hone or re-bore the Ram. This should be done before inserting new Ram Point.