<VV> Always that last bolt......Suggestions from the group

shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 9 13:07:21 EST 2007

Certainly a good idea to use a 6 point socket. I would certainly try a different socket (11/16 = 17mm).Who knows what someone may have put on just to get the job "out of the workbay". Like Bob suggested, possibly you have 2 nuts 1 on top of the other.If worse comes to worse, can you unbolt the trans mount from the k member and remove it that way? 
Hope this helps.
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado

-----Original Message-----
>From: henry kaczmarek <kaczmarek at charter.net>
>Sent: Dec 9, 2007 11:44 AM
>To: virtualvairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>Subject: <VV> Always that last bolt......Suggestions from the group
>Greetings all. 
>Since it's a nice 70 degrees today in the Foothills of NC, I decided to finish pulling the drivetrain from my red 60 700 4dr PG. 
>After disconnecting everything, and remembering to take out those 2 bottom bellhousing bolts, before going to get my engine removal cart, I decided to loosen the mount bolts just to make sure all would go smoothly when I drop the car on to the cart. the rear mount bolt and the pass. side trans bolt loosened right up .
>The Driver's side fulfills the prophesy---THAT LAST BOLT---You can't get it loose, and the socket isn't fitting on it correctly. 
>  I'm using a 6 point 11/16" socket.
>  I pulled out ALL of the cotter pin. Cant feel any metal sticking out that could have been a piece of the pin I missed. The socket still won't seat all the way down on the bolt. 
>Time to take a break and ask---What the hell could I be doing wrong?  Will perhaps a metric (16mm) socket do the trick? 
>Any ideas? 
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