I'm in the middle of replacing my rear main seal and need to rotate the driveline so I can install 2 nuts on the flywheel. Oil pan is off. What's the best way to go about this?
63 390

Views: 164

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Pull the plugs, and grab the crank pulley.  Or put a bolt in the end of the crank and turn with a ratchet.

what size bolt? where?

thanks

The bolt goes into the end of the crank shaft, up by the radiator. I dont remember off hand what size it is.

I usually use a flywheel turning tool like this one...http://www.amazon.com/Powerbuilt-648455-Flywheel-Turning-Tool/dp/B0...

Or a strap wrench on the crankshaft pulley.
Pull the plugs out ,so the engine will spin more freely and easily( go to Neutral)
One of the Front bumper bolts is the same size as the crank pully bolt ,i am sure
I cannot give you the size ,but very sure ,Jason knows the size
If you install the bolt in the crank ,use a ratchet,with a --hydraulic jack handle -over that ,for all the leverage you could need ( just a 1/2 inch ratchet ,may work with the plugs out )
Real good to repair that seal and leak
Do fill us in on the tricks or special things you do to get this job done right
Were did you aquire all the parts and gaskets
Thanks

I used a Proform 66782 crankshaft rotater tool when I rotated mine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Proform-Crankshaft-Turning-Tool-Crank-Rotat...

Pulley has to be off, mark location of pulley shim/washer holes with pulley since they seem to line up to holes one way when you put the pulley back on, use the pulley bolts to mount tool to damper.  I used  a ratchet at the end of the tool with a pipe for leverage.

Unless your engine is seized or has not been cranked in some time you should be able to remove spark plugs and grab the alternator belt and turn the engine.  A helper on the other side can assist.

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

1964 Cadillac Deville - TH400 kickdown switch

Started by Louis in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Charles Fares 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello,I am searching for a  TH400 transmission kickdown switch (the one near the carburetor). A new one or in good condition.I already asked Fatsco and US Parts Supply but they don’t have this…Continue

New Gallery

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

I am truly fascinated by the  wonderful  inspiring stories behind owning these 63-64 CLASSIC ANTIQUE CADILLACSThey have set the website ON FIRE !!Jason Mr Webmaster your talents regarding the subject…Continue

64 429 Thermostat Housing

Started by Jason A in General Discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

Does anyone know where to find a thermostat housing for a 64 429?  Are any cars interchangeable?  Chevy 350 looks identical, but a lil bigger.Thanks,JasonContinue

New photo gallery

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 17 hours ago. 8 Replies

Having trouble posting my picture in the new gallery but managed to get the text right The computer WIZ - I am NOT ! Stay safe my friends Continue

Blog Posts

How to sensibly deal with the Corona Virus

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on March 14, 2020 at 5:02pm 6 Comments

https://theamericanscholar.org/covid-19-a-primer/

I found this very helpful, written by a knowledgeable authority in public health. 

Remember, Viruses are not spread by Cadillacs so get out and drive!


Safe & Healthy travels. 

Jeff Kinzler

1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted by Les Eastling on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 1 Comment

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!

Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2020   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service