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Re: [Mgs] ring gear removal

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] ring gear removal
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:31:25 -0700
You are suppose to heat it red hot to get it on, according to the manual.
Wouldn't it work the same way getting it off?


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 6/27/08 4:37 AM, at

> Supposed to be fairly straight forward, the shop manual and various notes
> on the internet say pretty much the same thing. I don't have a
> oxy/acetylene outfit so I've cut through as far as I can with a hacksaw
> (the shoulder of the flywheel prevents cutting all the way through).
> Dozens of mightly wacks on a big chisel with a mallet didn't seem to do
> much though. I was standing the flywheel on edge, on a piece of wood and
> hitting down. Maybe the wood was absobing too much of the force. Should I
> have placed the flywheel flat side (engine side)down and tired to split it
> that way? I've never had much luck with chisels.
> Dave
> '66 MGB
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