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Old 22nd June 2008, 05:09 PM
Beardy_John Beardy_John is offline
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Afternoon peeps

Had a very successful day in the garage (even if it was a bit hot!) but hit some snags. I took the driveshafts off the donor with the drum brakes still attached. Now, I have stripped off the brake shoes and cyclinders off, but there is not way the shaft will fit through the center of the back plate. Either the hole in the back pate is too small or the shaft OD is too big. Anyone else had a similar problem?

Second problem is that one of the exhast manifold bolts has sheared in the block. Its one of the bolts that the engine hanger is bolted to. Any suggestions how to get the remianing stud out??

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Beardo
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Old 22nd June 2008, 10:18 PM
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Sounds like a good idea, how do you "soak" it in the oil? I've got it on a stand now, so I couldt tip it sideways
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Old 22nd June 2008, 10:51 PM
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Afternoon peeps

there is not way the shaft will fit through the center of the back plate. Either the hole in the back pate is too small or the shaft OD is too big. Anyone else had a similar problem?
I took mine off like that but the back plate fitted over the shafts ok. Has the shafts a load of rust on them?

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Old 22nd June 2008, 10:53 PM
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its a 1600 pinto. havent removed the exhaust manifold so dont know how far out its sheared. think welding might be the best option, drilling and threading worries me
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Old 22nd June 2008, 10:55 PM
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jabs, I have taken off a fair bit with a wire brush and my grinder with a flap disk. dont wanna go too far as I dont know how thick the metal in that area is
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