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Old 11-12-2010, 08:04 PM
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Never strip the damper bolt again

I have seen post recently where some have tried to adjust valves/lifters and ended up stripping the damper bolt. The torque value was exceeded over coming the mechanical resistance of the engine; can turn the engine over with the plugs in.

Have a look at this tool have used it for years, a few examples lifer adjustments, distributer installation .

How to use; remove the 3 pulley bolts from the damper. The pulley will stay on because the damper bolt will hold it on. Place the tool on the face of the damper reinstall the bolts, and have at it.


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Old 11-12-2010, 09:11 PM
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I took one of these and cut the Ford ear off and smoothed it all up. I just left it in place untill I added the blower which has a 1/2 in drive in the blower hub.

Work great. No excuse for stripping the crank bolt.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:33 AM
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Also much easier then trying to use the flywheel and ring gear to get things lined up, forget about starter bumping.

I prefer to remove it when done, not sure it is a balanced piece. However that is just me, take no chances or prisoners.
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Yep that's a handy little tool everyone should have one in the tool box. JMO



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Old 11-13-2010, 08:50 AM
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Wouldn't it just be cheaper and easier to pull the spark plugs and relieve the compression?

Twenty two bucks plus ten shipping - that will take me and my wife to a fairly nice evening out or maybe put 10 gallons of gas in my car or purchase a bottle of John Jameson's uisce beatha

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With better than 12k miles on my SBC you still would probably strip the puny crank bolt even with the plugs out. Plus with one of these you can turn the motor either way. I also use it to run leak down tests, turn the motor over to check converter bolts.

Why not just make one...then you can still take the wife out to a cheap dinner......$32 doesn't buy much in this town. haha. Heck a good rod run costs more than $30 per each. haha
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With better than 12k miles on my SBC you still would probably strip the puny crank bolt even with the plugs out. Plus with one of these you can turn the motor either way. I also use it to run leak down tests, turn the motor over to check converter bolts.

Why not just make one...then you can still take the wife out to a cheap dinner......$32 doesn't buy much in this town. haha. Heck a good rod run costs more than $30 per each. haha

OH CRS - I forgot - SB Chebbies use 7/16" stove bolts for damper bolts, not the 5/8" that SB Fords use. No wonder the Chebbie bolts strip

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Good point, those fords sure are better cause they use big bolts. But this was not a thread about my bolt is bigger then yours.

I will say this we are not taking the front on the motor apart to fix plastic crap ........ are we ?

Yours running or is it still on jacks ?


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Good point, those fords sure are better cause they use big bolts. But this was not a thread about my bolt is bigger then yours.

I will say this we are not taking the front on the motor apart to fix plastic crap ........ are we ?

Yours running or is it still on jacks ?


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Now - if you DO NOT understand a joke, it's even sadder

...and as far as my car, I'm sure you must be subscribed to my post and have watched carefully, making sure I made some more errors since I'm not quite as perfect as you.

A link to what for others to know what errors I made that Pepi is referring to: I had a bad day Saturday
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