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Date:         Sun, 26 Dec 2004 15:34:54 -0800
Reply-To:     jbange <hfinn@INGRATES.NET>
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From:         jbange <hfinn@INGRATES.NET>
Subject:      Re: V-Belt Pully Bolt
In-Reply-To:  <002801c4eb98$c422fc40$ef955f18@Winsor>
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At 02:18 PM 12/26/2004, you wrote: >Specifically, I don't have the means of anchoring the engine while I apply >the required torque. So I was thinking about splitting the case and >just removing the crank with the pulley still attached, and after it's >out, take it over to a local machine shop and have them remove it. Is >that a reasonable approach? Also, I have to ask this silly >question ........ is the bolt a standard left-hand thread to remove? Any >other suggestions?

I remember back when I was ten or eleven years old watching my father do the clutch on his beetle and he had a five or six foot length of angle iron (it may even have been scavenged from a cheap metal bed frame) that he'd drilled a couple holes in and bolted to the engine to keep it from rolling over when cranking stuff on and off. I don't recall exactly where he attached it, but I reckon one might be able to affix such a thing to the transmission mounting points on a wasserboxer. Dunno if this is even a workable approach here, but I figured I might as well throw the notion out there...

John Bange '90 Vanagon "Geldsauger"

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