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 Post subject: how do i remove this???
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:50 pm 
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Whats your location?: Cabinteely
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thanks for taking the time to read this.
seems stuck on so stripped the rest of the engine away now when i try remove it the crank turns.
its wrecking my head at this stage.
i have no real need to get it off the engine was never intended for use just stripping down for my own enjoyment... not enjoying it anymore though!
have drowned it in WD40 for days and no luck so got a blowtorch and still no luck... its getting to be a case of i dont have a hammer big enough

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on a side note couldn't get the spanner or socket to hold it either.
any help appreciated.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:16 pm 
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Whats your location?: Longford
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
1984 Mini Sprite
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Modifications: 1380cc
Weber45
S/C CR gearbox and drop gears
Location: Longford
use a bit of wood between the crank and the block to stop the crank turning.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:19 pm 
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getting the crank steady is fine i just cant get the spanner or socket to hold the nut.
do i need a special tool or is it just a tricky job??


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:25 pm 
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Get yourself a six point spanner that fits it. Grind one side of the ring flat to allow the most grip on the nut. An open or adjustable will just ring that even more. Even consider a bearing puller and a flat piece of metal to hold spanner in place until the initial torque is broken.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:43 pm 
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Whats your location?: Claremorris
Mayo
Region: Western
What Minis have you?: none right now
Modifications: sold that one, looking for a new project
Location: Mayo
If it's badly seized good old cowboy way was to use hammer and chisel. The nut will be a bin job after it.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:14 am 
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Make sure the washer is flattened completely and get the correct sized socket with an airgun if you can!


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