[TR] TR6 head removal

Frank Fisher yellowtr3 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 14 20:00:59 MDT 2013

when I can get one of those big red plumbers wrenches on a stud or bolt, it
has not failed to move it yet.
the type that bites hard.


that type.

On Mon, 10/14/13, Peter Arakelian <peterara at msn.com> wrote:

 Subject: [TR] TR6 head removal
 To: "Listers" <triumphs at autox.team.net>
 Date: Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:34 AM

 I would like to thank all who have so
 far tried to help me with my problem.
 I have tried almost all that was suggested:  I have
 double checked and nothing
 remains attached, I have cranked the motor over with plugs
 in, I have tried
 the rope trick by both hand pushing the car and bumping the
 starter, I have
 tried the various suggestions of prying at various points
 and ways, I have
 applied heat, I have pulled the manifold studs, I have been
 soaking for a day
 and a half with various penetrants as well as one that
 freezes as it applies
 its penetrant.  I have not tried a couple of
 methods:  Jonmac's factory method
 of clamping head and block with wood and striking, paraffin,
 or engine hoist.
 Still stuck.  I have tried double nutting the studs,
 but cannot get the nuts
 tight enough together to turn the stud before turning each
 other.  I have been
 using two head nuts and cannot torque to full spec, 80 ft
 lbs, before feeling
 the give of the top nut and the beginnings of buggering the
 threads of the
 studs.  I will be getting some grade 8 jam nuts in the
 hopes that getting a
 bigger bite of the stud on the nut will enable me to get
 them tighter
 together.  All seven studs on the right side and one on
 the left are still
 My friends here are going to call their friends in shops for
 more help and
 advice, before I end up having it towed to a shop.
 Any and all additional suggestions or comments would be
 appreciated.  Direct
 please, I am on digest version.
 Thanks, Peter

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