<VV> Re: Solid Pulley-140

Shaun shaun_mcgarvey@shaw.ca
Mon, 17 May 2004 18:01:43 -0700

Why build a puller, drop the engine etc.. ?
All you need are two long threaded bolts to fit the two small holes in the
balancer. Tighten them gently and evenly and the balancer will come right
off. The only thing you NEED to remove is the oil filter. The bolts bear on
the steel flange of the rear main seal so no damage to the housing.
yea, Vairily ... Shaun

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hubert Chapman" <w5jax@hotmail.com>
To: <corvairduval@cox.net>
Cc: <virtualvairs@corvair.org>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 6:45 AM
Subject: Re:<VV> Re: Solid Pulley-140

> "Just drop the rear of the engine and pull it with a steering wheel
> puller. Its worth the peace of mind.
> That is the shop manual method, but I got tired of dropping engines
> for a simple balancer/ seal replacement, so I looked at a steering
> wheel puller and built an in place harmonic balancer remover out of
> a large washer, 5/8" nut and bolt with extra washers to fit
> crankshaft diameter. It worked great for years, then recently a new
> club member and machinist built his own having never seen mine. I
> can find out if he is selling them if there is interest. This method
> saves a lot of time. Great for on the road balancer failures!
> Frank DuVal
> 64 Spyder conv with 11 good valve seats."
> This seems like a lot of trouble to build one when parts stores have them
> made for $3.99 to $5.99.
> Butch
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