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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:11 pm 
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I found a chain wrench at Harbor freight that made life real easy when removing the pulley to take off the timing chain cover. I had a leaky main seal for the pulley shaft.
I took some pictures so I figured I would show you the process.
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The one chain is only 20" long for like $7.00, buy two of them and pop the link and add it to the other chain to make the chain long enough, that way it reaches all the around the 6" crank Pulley, The chain pins stick out far enough to have the chain ride on the outside of the pulley without falling in to the channel for the belt. It has a 1/2"drive receptacle. A long 1/2" breaker bar with the tube handle of the floor jack makes for a long breaker. The chain grabs the pulley real nice. I used another breaker to break free the main bolt for the pulley while my wife held the pulley/chain combo in place.
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Once main the bolt was out, I used the Harbor Freight puller hardware.
I will post this and add the rest of the pics. Seems like a 3 pic maximum is in effect.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:20 pm 
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This is a basic puller set.
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This is the puller hardware with the pulley still attached after I pulled it out of the car. Note, the 2 outer bolts that I used were in the kit, the 3/8 course thread but you have to really clean out the female threaded receptacles from 60 years of road grime to accept a bolt.

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This shows the pulley removed just before I removed the timing chain cover.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:28 pm 
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The timing chain cover is "part" of the oil pan mounting and the oil pan needs to be dropped to allow the timing chain cover to be removed.
Be ready with a new gasket for the oil pan when you go to button things up.
I am going to replace the timing chain now that I have gone this far, it's now or never I guess.
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I found a chain at O'Reillys for about $35. Any input on brand name's of chains would be appreciated, I have not chosen one as of yet.

I will post pics after I clean up, repaint and install the pieces.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:30 pm 
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Nice Mike...thanks.

I'm going to move this thread over to the Tech Section.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:08 am 
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Mike, that sounds like a good excuse to buy an air compressor and one of these...

http://www.amazon.com/Ingersoll-Rand-23 ... tic+wrench

Excellent for lug nuts too. :)

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I use normal sockets, not the impact type and they are holding up fine for the low workload of home use.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 5:49 am 
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Hey Dave,
I considered that but there was a center vertical support for the hood latch as part of the front bumper assy that I did not want to touch.
It was lined up with the bolt on the crank pulley and I did not see how to get the air wrench in very well.
One correction, I did not have to "drop" the entire oil pan, just the 2 bolts front and center as they screw in to the timing chain cover.
The original shop manual I misread it. I did find my timing chain though and will be putting that back on this weekend.

Lesson Learned

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