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Re: crankshaft bolt

Subject: Re: crankshaft bolt
From: Barney Gaylord <>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 13:17:44
At 02:40 AM 12/1/99 EST, wrote:
>BTW if you have dreams of changing the cam and lifters while you're
there... forget it. The cam simply doesn't come out without pulling the oil
pump, and though the pan does come off with the powertrain hoisted up
against the tranny tunnel, my experience has been that it's easier to pull
the drivetrain than fight that particular battle. 

Oh?  I dunno about the 5-main engines, but I just pulled the cam out of my
3-main 1500 engine without removing the pan or the oil pump.  I did remove
the distributor drive gear, but not the oil pump drive.  Otherwise the cam
was a close pass above the air pan ahead of the radiator, and the oil
cooler also had to move out of the way but didn't need to have the hoses

Barney Gaylord
1958 MGA with an attitude

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