Well after removing basically everything to get the stuck tranny out....I can`t get the flywheel pulley off the engine main shaft. Of course that also means I can`t get the clutch housing off of the flywheel either. And oh yeah ...even with tranny out the rear wheels don`t turn either. Even thought the brake pedals move, the shaft going into the housing on at least one doesn`t seem to move. The punny rods from the pedal to housing just twisting a little bit. Pretty sorry design really .
I`m hoping the brakes are rusted shut....the rear wheels would spin freely when we lifted it to load it on trailer. Thinking while I`m writing this that don`t make sense either. The one good thing I found so far is that the engine is free but the "oil "in the engine is really thin and smells like solvent.
Somebody has went to a lot of trouble to put this thing back together to sell it. Most of the bolts have not been tight.
Anyway, back to the Flywheel....I`ve Tried every thing I know to try....Removed everything...got the set screws out ...tight but came loose ok...took clutch out so I could get a better look at the end of the shaft for snap ring or something else keeping it from coming off.. I started off with spraying everything down with penetrating oil and gently tapping with light hammer....inserted wooden wedge between engine and pulley ...more pecking. Finally stepped up to metal wedges and heavier pecking.....put some pretty good strain on the wedges and some pretty good whacking with the 1 lb hammer on pulley/ flywheel . Even put some heat from butane torch ....still stuck.
You can`t get a good angle to give a whack toward the end of the shaft....only thing I know to try would be to give the flywheel a good whack back toward the engine but I`m afraid it would damage something in the crank area.
I`m out of ideas except to put more heat....Help ! I`m pretty sure I`ve got everything off that keep it from coming off....let me know if I`m missing something.
By the looks of everything I`d guess the flywheel has probably never been off ! 42 years old !
Edited by SNUFFY, June 24, 2016 - 09:26 AM.