[TR] TR6 head removal
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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.
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
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
please, I am on digest version.
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