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Subject: Flywheel Questions
From: Ruggiero Larry Lt Col AFRC/XPXS <Larry.Ruggiero@AFRC.AF.MIL>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 14:30:55 -0400
Hey again, gang-- two more questions.  If it's most wise during a proper
engine rebuild to replace the flywheel starter ring gear, what's the best
(safest?) way to remove the old-- chisel and hammer it off the flywheel? I
know about the reinstall protocol. My ring gear looks pretty darn clean--
I'm tempted to leave it on.

On another semi-related note, when removing the flywheel from the crank, one
of its bolts ended up coming out with the threads partially chewed up-- it
took quite a bit of effort.  Obviously replacing that bolt is in order, but
what about the crank?  Is it safe to run a tap into the crank's bolt hole
now, or should I let the engine shop worry about this when I give them the
crank?  Worst case, if it's torn up beyond cleaning with a tap, can it be
helicoiled?  I'm assuming the rest of the crank is perfectly salvageable, of
course, since the motor's pretty clean.


Larry Ruggiero
Warner Robins, GA
'72 MGB

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