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Flywheel removal
Posted by: kaminski45 ()
Date: September 24, 2019 11:46AM

Do I need a puller to get the flywheel off or should it slip off with some persuasion? It's a 65 140/4 speed.

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Re: Flywheel removal
Posted by: jasvair ()
Date: September 24, 2019 12:04PM

You don't need a puller to get the flywheel off. It is held on to the crankshaft by 6 bolts. Remove the bolts and off it comes. Do you have a shop manual?

John Sweet

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Re: Flywheel removal
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: September 24, 2019 12:51PM

jasvair Wrote:
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> You don't need a puller to get the flywheel off. It is held on to the crankshaft by 6 bolts. Remove the bolts and off it comes. Do you have a shop manual?
>
> John Sweet


Unless you had a clutch that slipped in oil for a while and didn't give enough clues before it self destructed....too PB Blaster, two long screwdrivers and a brass hammer along with two of us to finally get mine free.

Hope you have better luck...autopsy photos at:

[corvaircenter.com]

Thanks,

Mike

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White

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Re: Flywheel removal
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: September 24, 2019 02:43PM

Yes. Sometimes they can get stuck after removing the bolts. Try not to pry on only one side. It's best to work your way around or rotate the engine to get a stuck flywheel lose.
It is amazing how little force it takes to dramatically bend the center plate.
Can easily tell a flywheel that was stuck on. The radial runout is crazy!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Flywheel removal
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: September 25, 2019 06:47AM

corventure Dave Wrote:
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> Yes. Sometimes they can get stuck after removing the bolts. Try not to pry on only one side. It's best to work your way around or rotate the engine to get a stuck flywheel lose.
> It is amazing how little force it takes to dramatically bend the center plate.
> Can easily tell a flywheel that was stuck on. The radial runout is crazy!
>
> Corventure Dave


Thanks Dave. Great advise. That is what our local Corvair mechanic that keeps us all running did. I just helped. Great to have a local expert to keep us all running. I am sure many folks know Bill Pritchard.

Mike

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White

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Re: Flywheel removal
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 25, 2019 07:03AM

Smack it with a dead blow hammer with 2 bolts still in. A massive strike is not needed, just medium taps. It will rock it loose. JMO.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

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