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Stuck engine mounting bolt
Posted by: Tre107 ()
Date: August 08, 2017 04:47PM

I just got done getting my heads on my 63 ready to come off and got to the point where they are ready to slide off and the last step was to lower the engine a couple inches but one of the front mounting bolts is stuck. I tried using a breaker bar and penatraiting oil but so far no luck. Got any ideas?

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Re: Stuck engine mounting bolt
Date: August 08, 2017 05:25PM

I recently took the passenger side head off my EM by removing the stud that mounts the carburetor.

Heat is a big help in removing stuck bolts. I use an electric heat gun and then put candle wax into the thread area. Works wonders!!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
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Re: Stuck engine mounting bolt
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: August 08, 2017 07:19PM

Front mounting bolts? 63 has one REAR nut. Also that but uses a cotter pin.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo 1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4 1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Stuck engine mounting bolt
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: August 08, 2017 07:48PM

Darn autocorrect got me it should read 'that nut uses a cotter pin'.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo 1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4 1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Stuck engine mounting bolt
Posted by: Tre107 ()
Date: August 09, 2017 06:10AM

I got it without snapping the head. I just got a bigger breaker bar and it came right out

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