Topics: 48July 30, 2016 at 4:55 pm #41237
You’ll never hear me say this, but maybe it is time to make an exception. Do as you just said, but get a bigger hammer and whack the hell out of that center bolt. And don’t tell anybody I said that.July 30, 2016 at 5:24 pm #41238
Thanks Frank.I believe I will do just that.
My lips are sealed. lol
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Topics: 18July 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm #41239quote Wedgie:
3/8 OD poly tubing also screws right onto the threads using a pair of channel lock pliers. Makes a nice shoulder but not one you want to tighten up against as it will move.
Topics: 9July 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm #41245
Sometimes on my cars suspensions, I have a situation like this where there’s a tapered pin in a bore. Use an air hammer with a blunt tip on the center bolt. All that shaking and vibrating makes it pop loose.
Topics: 59July 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm #41246
Maybe I am not picturing this flywheel correctly but how are you getting under the flywheel with a strap without also getting under the plate? I may not have right idea at all but it seems the strap would be pulling up on the magplate and not the flywheel.
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Topics: 70July 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm #41248
I always use an impact wrench with my OMC puller, have did it a gazillion times with no problem. I keep the threads of the puller well lubricated though. if you have a cheaper 1/2 inch air impact, try using that to tighten down the big center bolt. The hammering action helps pop them loose. Now….. please use common sense, don’t use a high powered impact wrench and destroy the flywheel ! Use a couple gentle bursts, along with some taps with a ball peen hammer. I’ve used the impact for years this way, mainly because it’s faster, and I don’t have time to wait.July 30, 2016 at 8:12 pm #41249quote Bullie:
Understandable. The straps don’t extend under the flywheel very far. I’ll post a picture when the one I emailed myself from my cell phone arrives in my Inbox. Sometimes it takes longer than other times. FW reason, I have no idea.July 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm #41251
I have a pretty HD Craftsman electric impact gun. It is not adjustable. Just squeeze the trigger and it starts turning. I would expect the jarring of the impact to break it loose. It didn’t with the HF puller. I have not tried it with the OMC one because of the leverage I could get on it by putting 2′ cheater pipes on the breaker bar and the puller bar. I don’t mind admitting that I’m a little gun shy of using the impact gun after breaking 2 bolts. I’m wearing goggles as a result of that experience. There is a good coating of Nevr-Sieze on every bolt.
Everything is still under tension and I feel like I’m walking around a bomb that’s about to go off. lol
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Topics: 18July 31, 2016 at 12:17 am #41262
Before I swing the BFH I think I’d put a piece of wood under that pry bar so as to not mar up the motor.July 31, 2016 at 12:27 am #41263
I could pry it (with wood in place) but would be a little apprehensive about applying so much force to such a small contact area under the flywheel and to just one side of the flywheel.
I found a small sledgehammer in my garage this evening and took a couple of whacks at it. Nothing. I’ll leave it under tension tonight and try blasting the interface with a jet of cold air after heating the surrounding area with a Bernzomatic.
Surely, this thing will let go eventually.
Topics: 67July 31, 2016 at 12:40 am #41264
The wood’s a good idea of course and as far as applying force under the flywheel, you really just want to lift it enough to get the slack out of the slight movement in the crank that was mentioned before.July 31, 2016 at 1:10 am #41266
Gotcha Steve, and you’re absolutely right! I’ve become so focused and getting the flywheel off that I forgot the purpose of prying it up.
Personally, I’m pretty proud of the set up I devised with the whole motor being supported by it. lol
Topics: 94July 31, 2016 at 1:36 am #41267
Careful with the heat as it is easy to cook the coils 😯
Topics: 94July 31, 2016 at 1:43 am #41268
Careful with the heat as it is easy to cook the coils 😯 I Had a heck of a time getting the flywheel off this Ski Twin once, so I feel your pain. I put in a pair of Atom modules so I wont have to go in there to clean the points anymore 😡 Just pulled it out of storage to clean it up, and maybe take it out once before I have to go back to work on Tuesday 😥
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