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Re: [Fot] Recalcentrant Bolt!!!

To: "Tim Murphy" <>, "Bill Babcock"
Subject: Re: [Fot] Recalcentrant Bolt!!!
From: "Fred & Mary Hodgson" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 19:29:56 -0600

If the engine is still in the car with everything is hooked up & operating,
adapt an 11/8" impact socket to a 3/4" drive T handle (using a reducer).  Put
the socket on the crank bolt so that it's just above the driver's side frame
rail.  Disable the coil so the engine can't start & hit the starter.  You may
have to slam the T handle against the frame a few times, but it will break it
loose & unscrew it.

Fred Hodgson
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Bill Babcock<>
  To: Tim Murphy<>
  Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 11:05 PM
  Subject: Re: [Fot] Recalcentrant Bolt!!!

  Before you round the thing out completely, get a good 1/2" six point
  impact socket of the right size and use a 1/2" air impact wrench.
  Soak the nut in penetrating oil, crank the gun to max, and have at
  it. It might take a lot of cycles cycles, but it will come.
  Bill Babcock<>
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  On Mar 25, 2007, at 4:13 PM, Tim Murphy wrote:

  > If you have access to "Kroil" try soaking it in that or spray on
  > and let sit
  > overninght.  Somethimes the stuff is truly miraculous.  It is an
  > industrial
  > penetrating oil.  A nearby shop may have some you can use.
  > Tim
  > ----- Original Message -----
  > From: "Mark Eginton" <<>>
  > To: <<>>
  > Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 5:33 PM
  > Subject: [Fot] Recalcentrant Bolt!!!
  >> I hate being beaten by equipment but here I am having tried
  >> everything
  >> short
  >> of a cutting torch to break lose that @$%*ing crank bolt where
  >> behind the
  >> fan
  >> on an old TR2 engine. Tried pneumatic and hammer impacts, sweet
  >> talking
  >> and
  >> big mallets having laid waste to one wrench and one socket (gotta
  >> love
  >> craftsman replacement policy) and now I have moved on to fermented
  >> beverage
  >> before I indulge in a monster frustration tantrum guaranteed for
  >> short
  >> term
  >> satiation and long term expensive grief.
  >> Help!!!
  >> M
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