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tceddia
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What a night, I finally got the engine out of my 66 mustang. That being the 289 engine, and was just about to put the thing on my engine stand when I realised that the damn torque converter is still on. How do I remove it?

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3-4 bolts/nuts (model dependant) on the front side of the flex plate. Hold it in place by hand when removing the last one lest it falls off.

If you have got that bit done and its still stuck..............
Lower the engine onto the floor, make like a woman.....put the donk between your legs.... Smile put your feet against the engine mounts as a brace, grab the torque converter and wiggle wiggle. Move your hand positions around and keep wiggling. The more you wiggle, the sooner it will come.

Good luck.

Jas


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thanks mate, the only issue i have is, the torque converter wont turn, i can see one bolt, but the bolt is rounded. the other 3 bolts look the same, but i cant even get to them because of it not spinning


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pull all the spark plugs out to start with. The compression of the engine is probably holding it from turning freely

If your harmonic balancer is still on, use a socket on the bolt to turn the engine into place where you can undo the bolts.

If your getting a new converter, cut the nuts off. If your keeping it and the nuts are rounded, use a socket thats old thats the next size down. Hit it hard over the rounded nut so it cuts into the rounded nut edges.

You may only get one off before the socket gives out but may get all 3/4

You could also heat them up with an oxy prior using the socket

A good set of multi grips may work also but those things never do what you want them to do

Makes ya wonder who the hell tightened them up so tight that all of em are rounded


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jas24zzk wrote


If you have got that bit done and its still stuck..............
Lower the engine onto the floor, make like a woman.....put the donk between your legs.... Smile put your feet against the engine mounts as a brace, grab the torque converter and wiggle wiggle. Move your hand positions around and keep wiggling. The more you wiggle, the sooner it will come.

Good luck.

Jas



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:rotfl:


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Amen.

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Headbanger

jas was on the beers again last night one thinks Drink

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ps.....get your misses to help and!!!!!


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j

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jusTANG wrote
Headbanger

jas was on the beers again last night one thinks Drink

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Well lets see?? It was friday evening... D(a)ero Bar time... $5 all you can eat pizza and $2 CL(r)OWNIES Headbanger


Jason Pigdon
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On a serious note,
if the nuts are rounded off, roll it round until you can poke a die grinder in the starter hole to grind 2 flats into the nut, that will give the vice grips a little more hope.

Cheers

Jas


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jas24zzk wrote
jusTANG wrote
Headbanger

jas was on the beers again last night one thinks Drink

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Well lets see?? It was friday evening... D(a)ero Bar time... $5 all you can eat pizza and $2 CL(r)OWNIES Headbanger


glad u were i was on a plane some place over NSW Sad
a worthwhile learning experience trip although Thumbs Up


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j

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platypii convention ??


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Amen.

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donoauto wrote
platypii convention ??
:rotfl:


I smell oranges !

Michael

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donoauto wrote
platypii convention ??



something like that..... the pus needs his toy's to you know


Cheers,
j

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