Re: Crankshaft threads for balancer stripped!!!
Just to clarify my situation. The engine is on a stand and I did not have the spark plugs in and only half the valves were adjusted when the threads broke loose. The engine required 25 ft/lbs to turn before I even had the heads on....but I don't have any idea what a short block with new bearins and piston rings requires to turn. At any rate, I kind of agree with Mark that since the bolt is torqued to 85 ft/lbs., the threads should have held up. At any rate, you can bet in the future I'm gonna use one of the tools suggested even if I have to remove the crank pulley when it's in the car. Thank you all for your comments.
69 SS, 350/300 h.p., M-20, 12 bolt, matching numbers.
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