<VV> Control rod removal

gswiatowy at rochester.rr.com gswiatowy at rochester.rr.com
Thu Aug 5 10:22:07 EDT 2010

Was working on a car not too long ago.
Was afraid to heat the nut so close to the gas tank.
Put my big box end wrench on the control rod nut, and let the car down on the wrench so the weight of the car was fully on the wrench.
Came loose!
Then I could work it out with lube and a lot of grunting.

Figured the rod wasn't going to break, and if it did, I had spares.
And if the wrench broke, it was a Snap on and under warranty.

Gary Swiatowy

> From: Byron Comp <byron.comp at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: <VV> Control Rod Removal
> Hi All,
> In rebuilding the front suspension on my '64 Monza Vert. I've removed all the 
> various pieces and will be replacing just about everything except the Idler Arm. 
> The driver's side control rod (strut) came off fine and is in good shape.?I 
> cleaned it up and will be replacing the original bushings, probably with the 
> high performance ones from Clark's.?But I can't get the passenger's side arm 
> off, no way - no how.?I've tried a breaker bar, air ratchet, everything I can 
> think of and that nut just won't budge.?I don't have any source of heat at my 
> shop except a handheld plumber's propane torch - nothing big. Will that give me 
> enough heat to do any good?
> Any suggestions?? Thanks,
> Byron Comp
> '64 Monza Vert.
> Gainesville, FL

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