Re: Help! Another outboard question...
- So, after planning to drill two holes in a steel strip to mount two screws
into threaded holes in the flywheel top last night, then buy an adaptor for
my electric impact driver (meant for construction, not so much engine
work); it occurred to me today to maybe just take it by my auto mechanic's
shop and see if I could just pay him to loosen the nut. He took an air
driven impact driver, held the flywheel with one hand, and had it off in
literally half a second. Gotta love air tools!
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM, Curran Bishop <curranb79@...> wrote:
> So I'm in the process of tuning up the ignition system, with one small
> problem: I can't loosen the flywheel nut, which sort of stops the project
> before it begins.
> Max recommends "using a big strap wrench to hold the flywheel steady while
> wrenching on the nut" then moves on... the guys at the auto parts shop
> looked at me like I was crazy when I asked about a strap wrench that big.
> Penetrating oil, heating with a blow torch, wrapping a belt around the
> flywheel and trying to use that like a strap wrench, and jerry-rigging the
> extractor to try to provide something to grip the flywheel with while
> wrenching, tapping the nut with a ball pein hammer have produced nothing.
> Is this something where an impact driver could help?
> Curran Bishop
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