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

Kevin Spargur southernheritage at bellsouth.net
Sun Dec 9 18:58:39 EST 2007

Mr Kaczmarek,

I seldom post messages or comments because I've not had opportunity to 
work on my own '67 Monza.  As such, I'm hardly the expert to reply or post.

After all is said and done, you _/*MAY*//**/_ have yo result to 
"drastic" measures.  There are a set of sockets that are called 
"bolt-out sockets" and are designed for those troublesome sockets where 
they are damaged and none of the regular sockets and wrenches (Metric or 
SAE) will succeed.  I have a Craftsman set that I acquired on Ebay.  
They are designed to bite into the bolt head at opposite angles from the 
head faces.  They work excellent but the down side is that you might 
want to consider replacing the bolt if you have to resort using this 
removal technique.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Kevin Spargur
1967 Corvair Monza 2-door
Jacksonville, Florida

henry kaczmarek wrote:
> 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? 
> Hank

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