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Old 07-31-2004, 22:36   #1 (permalink)
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Ok......car is in gear, some one's foot on the brake.
Got myself a Big long bar, started pulling on the bar and the balancer was still turning.
I slowly let go of the bar and it recoiled like it was wound up.
Do I put it down to clutch? Or what? Any takers?
My rattle gun is not up to the task.
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Old 07-31-2004, 23:05   #2 (permalink)
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One way i normally do this and flexplate/flywheel bolts is to use a short length of chain and bolt one end to a harmonic balancer pulley bolt hole and the other end to the front of the engine, like a timing cover bolt hole. Then get a long bar on the harmonic balancer and it won't turn any more as it's bolted to the engine. hope this helps!
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hmmm.. we have this problem all the time on older truck engines at work. we usually use a 1" drive rattle gun. hitting it with a sledgehammer also works sometimes (but i wouldnt recommend this if you want to use the balancer again)
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Old 08-01-2004, 01:21   #4 (permalink)
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I can get a 1" drive rattle gun........This thusday It will come off.
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Old 08-01-2004, 01:25   #5 (permalink)
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Matt.......how much did you pay for your protoplines?
Do you know anybody using them?
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I paid about $1900 bare for the pair. I don't know of anyone else using them in Australia but i searched on corral and found a few people there using them.
There's some info on this page too http://www.stangpro.com/html/project...one-intro.html

I recently ran into a bit of trouble with my heads but's all sorted now. The intake valve was machined for 2.08 sized valves instead of 2.02, and i already bought valves. So i had them swapped over for another set and all is good now. I'll be picking up my motor from the machine shop this week too!
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Where did you buy them from?
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Searle Racing Equipment, in Welshpool, Perth.
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Do you have any other pulleys on the front of the motor you can hook a belt over whilst having the other end of the belt wraped around the balancer pulley to stop it turning?
I used an old belt to do this to take the balancer off my auto.
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Pull the starter and lock the ring gear w a big screwdriver etc
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