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Old 01-15-2003, 06:55 AM
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Question Turning the un-turnable

In the process of takeing the tourqe converter off of my 331 hemi. Have not tried to turn it over, but will need to so I can get at the bolts. Motor has sat a long time. Any ideas on how to turn it over enough to get at the bolts?

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pull your spark plugs out. pour a little oil down the plug hole and and it should turn relitivly freely,also what I usuly do before turning a motor after its been sitting for a wile (and Im not shure on the 331 but on 350s this is how its done) you get an old screw driver a big one and break the handle off, you then get a 1/2 drive 5/8 socket and some hose you slide the hose over the shaft of the screw driver and then the socket
over the hose and aline it so the head of the screw driver and the bottom of the socket are at the same place,you then plug this new little tool into an electric drill, remove your distributor
you will see a rod with a notch on the top (I think thats how it is on chevys)you stick the new tool over this rod and pull the trigger this will spin the oil pump and pre loob you engine
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Old 01-15-2003, 08:36 AM
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a little in the cylinder bores and 24 volts to the starter.. no seriously if your engine is out of the car then you just use a long pry bar that fits in the starter gears and break it loose useing the edge of your extended belhousing as leverage point. if i remember correctly you have an extended bellhousing hemi and the flywheel/converter is going in the junk pile afterwards, correct? its just a matter of sheer violence.

although you might want to make sure that the engine doesnt go anywherem i would hate to learn that you got your feet crushed by a 720 pound cast iron hemi engine, trying to execute a trick that i posted..

anyway good luck with it
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