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Finally getting to replacing the Harmonic balancer.

I removed the shrowd and fan, and all the belts.

 

I didn't remove the radiator, trying to avoid a bigger mess.

 

How is the pulley removed from the front of the balancer?

Is it just one big bolt in the center or is there more?

 

I am buying the balancer removal tool tomorrow.

 

Just need to take off the pulley first.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Its just one big bolt in the middle , take it out and use a puller to take the balancer of.

 

That's it.

 

John

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There are 4, usually crud encrusted, bolts holding the pulley to the balancer. There is also one big bolt into the crank holding the balancer on.

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My 73 has 4 small bolts holding the pulley on. Remove the 4 bolts. Just wanted to add. Make sure your HB puller doesn't slip inside the crank bolt hole. It will mess up the threads.

Most pullers have a big enough flat surface so you don't have to worry but something to watch for. Mark

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That's what I said... 4 usually crud encrusted... OOPS LOL

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I finally got the pulley off.

 

Now I am trying to remove the main bolt but the balancer is rotating the crank.

Is this normal?

How is the center bolt removed without spinning the balancer?

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what usually works for me is to get a breaker bar and take a hammer and give one or two hard blows and it breaks loose

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what usually works for me is to get a breaker bar and take a hammer and give one or two hard blows and it breaks loose

 

Is it OK if the Crankshaft turns while I am trying to break the bolt loose?

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I put 2 longer bolts in 2 of the pulley holes(next to each other) stuck a pry bar between the long bolts to hold the HB from turning and used a long handle ratchet on the HB bolt.

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73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.

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I put 2 longer bolts in 2 of the pulley holes(next to each other) stuck a pry bar between the long bolts to hold the HB from turning and used a long handle ratchet on the HB bolt.

 

Thanks, I'll try that!

The HB Puller came will an additional set of long bolts; they should work!

 

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An impact wrench works great too.

And, the balancer goes back on just as hard as it comes off Do Not beat it back on with a hammer. I use a longer bolt and washers to press it back on until I can get the original bolt started in a few threads.

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