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Username Post: Crank gear removal        (Topic#133461)
usmile4 
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06-08-06 01:46 PM - Post#949490    

I've got the 216 out of the car and need the front mounting plate to put on the 235. The manual says to take off the timing gear cover and then remove the crankshaft gear. Not having the official gear removal tool, I have tried using two different gear pullers. The gear won't budge. Any tricks or tips to get it off?

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Re: Crank gear removal
06-08-06 01:56 PM - Post#949491    
    In response to usmile4

This may not be the answer you are looking for, but would you consider drilling the mounting holes in the 235 plate while it is still on the engine? It's a lot less work than swapping the plates.

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Re: Crank gear removal
06-08-06 03:15 PM - Post#949492    
    In response to usmile4

I don't think the crankshaft gear will come off with anything less than a press. I used a Proto heavy-duty gear puller on mine to no avail. Finally I just took it to the machine shop and they pressed it off for me.
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Re: Crank gear removal
06-08-06 04:38 PM - Post#949493    
    In response to raycow

I was hoping to use the plate from the 216 cause it is reinforced where the bolts go through to the motor mounts. I suppose if I can't get the other one off I will have to use it.
Bill Gommel

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Re: Crank gear removal
06-08-06 04:47 PM - Post#949494    
    In response to usmile4

Any normal balancer puller should work.A light duty steering wheel puller is usually too weak.
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Re: Crank gear removal
06-08-06 04:54 PM - Post#949495    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

I tried the Napa Harmonic Balancer puller and it just bent the bolts I had screwed into the gear but it didn't even budge. I was hoping there was some unknown trick to getting them off...guess I will either use the one from the 235 or drag the 216 to the engine shop and have them pull it off.
Bill Gommel

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54chevy 
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Re: Crank gear removal
06-08-06 05:46 PM - Post#949496    
    In response to usmile4

Did you try spraying with lub? Did you have the harmonic puller snugged up to the balancer? Did you try using a 1/2 inch socket and rachet with a long pipe over the handle to create more leverage when trying to turn the puller center bolt? Those are on very tight and will not come off easily, but they will come off.

 
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Re: Crank gear removal
06-08-06 06:01 PM - Post#949497    
    In response to 54chevy

Quote:

1/2 inch socket and rachet with a long pipe over the handle


If you decide to do this make sure you use a Craftsman ratchet. That way you can get it replaced if it breaks. I would use a long breaker bar and then pipe, if necessary.
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Re: Crank gear removal
06-09-06 02:54 AM - Post#949498    
    In response to usmile4

I drilled holes in the flange of a 1956 "235" when I put it in a '51 Chevy back in 1966. The car is still running and now owned by the son of the fellow I sold it to. Although the "235" has been rebuilt twice, there has never been a problem with the timing pan flange engine mounts.

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Re: Crank gear removal
06-11-06 03:54 AM - Post#949499    
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I looked at my spare disassembled 216 yesterday and it looks like you don't need to remove the crank gear if all you want to do is remove the plate. The hole in the plate is big enough to fit over the gear.
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Re: Crank gear removal
06-12-06 08:12 AM - Post#949500    
    In response to stevep

Thanks to everyone who helped me out with this. We pulled the cam and got the mounting plate off without pulling the crank gear. Now we just have to find a nice home for the 216 rather than just turning it into scrap.
Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 
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Re: Crank gear removal
06-13-06 08:12 AM - Post#949501    
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Sorry, I thought you were talking about the harmonic balance / pully not the camshaft gear. I did not remove that gear either. Was able to remove the bolts behind the gear and pull out cam and gear as a unit.

 
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