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Unread 10-18-2013, 06:39 AM   #901
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Where the hell can you buy e12 wrenches in person? Christ.

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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:11 AM   #902
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New hoist is together, planning on pulling the old engine today if everything goes well.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #903
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Unread 10-28-2013, 04:08 PM   #904
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Is the new engine in yet?
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Unread 10-29-2013, 05:44 AM   #905
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Is the new engine in yet?
About to be, waiting on parts from my dad, he took them to his work to sandblast and hot tank them.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 05:53 AM   #906
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Also, how the hell do you get the flex plate off without an impact?
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Also, how the hell do you get the flex plate off without an impact?
3/4 socket and a breaker bar on the balancer.

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Unread 10-29-2013, 06:54 AM   #908
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3/4 socket and a breaker bar on the balancer.

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Hope the install goes well. Did you get new motor mounts to pair with the new motor?
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Hope the install goes well. Did you get new motor mounts to pair with the new motor?
Yessir I did.
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Is the problem removing the flexplate that the crank/engine just keeps turning so you cant break the bolts loose?

You could try making a wedge from a piece of 2x4 and hammering the wedge between the block and the balancer to keep it from spinning. Or take a flat piece of metal and drill two holes in it for two head bolts over one piston and put a chunk of wood or something under the metal and tighten the head bolts down. The piece of wood or whatever under the metal will keep the piston from reaching TDC so the engine cant perform complete revolutions and it will hold the crank at that point so you can break the bolts loose on the flexplate.

Pretty ghetto methods but they might work for you if your in a pinch.
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Is the problem removing the flexplate that the crank/engine just keeps turning so you cant break the bolts loose?

You could try making a wedge from a piece of 2x4 and hammering the wedge between the block and the balancer to keep it from spinning. Or take a flat piece of metal and drill two holes in it for two head bolts over one piston and put a chunk of wood or something under the metal and tighten the head bolts down. The piece of wood or whatever under the metal will keep the piston from reaching TDC so the engine cant perform complete revolutions and it will hold the crank at that point so you can break the bolts loose on the flexplate.

Pretty ghetto methods but they might work for you if your in a pinch.
Going to have to try something like this I think. Or convince my buddy to bring over his impact gun. Even with 2 breaker bars we couldn't get the thing not to pop lose before the crank decided it wanted to spin. Though we were basically exhausted by the time we got to this so maybe fresh eyes will help.
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Going to have to try something like this I think. Or convince my buddy to bring over his impact gun. Even with 2 breaker bars we couldn't get the thing not to pop lose before the crank decided it wanted to spin. Though we were basically exhausted by the time we got to this so maybe fresh eyes will help.
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