--- Rocky Frisco <email@example.com> wrote:
> Nope. Don't do that. Check that washer all the way
> 'round. It's supposed to lock the bolt in place.
I think it may have been incorrectly installed by the
PO or his mechanic. The washer is definitely not in
contact with any of the flats of the bolt.
> Can't remember the MG direction of normal rotation,
> but on Minis, you just set a wrench on the bolt and
> engage the starter, which loosens the bolt. If the
> MG engine turns clockwise as seen from the front,
> the method should work.
> I lost most of my mail recently, so I'm not sure
> what your situation is. Am I correct in assuming you
> want to remove the bolt that holds the harmonic
> balancer onto the crankshaft without removing the
My engine is out of the car on a stand. It has very
little left of #3 piston, and the connecting rod went
through the oil pan.
So I'm in the process of stripping the engine down
ready to take to a machine shop.
74 MGB (expired)