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stuck con rod bolt

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Berty boy 1968 lwb, Oct 20, 2020.

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  1. Berty boy 1968 lwb

    Berty boy 1968 lwb Well-Known Member

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    afternoon all, i am struggleing on getting the bent bolt out of the con rod braket too replace it with the new ones i have. any sugestions please, ;)
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    Are we talking about the bottom big end bearing carrier? How the heck did it get bent?

    Col
     
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    Berty boy 1968 lwb Well-Known Member

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    well my engine was knocking so i dropped the sump, checked all the shells one by one ,
    the last one the bracket was a 4ker too get off , trying too get it back on is a problem as one of the bolts are bent .
    (on the shells its self there is slight scoring , nothing much ).
    ive took the oil pump out and the middle big end .
    so basicaly in the sump i found half of dipstick(not off mine) and a con rod bearing shell. (not one of mine)
    i am hopeing that what i found in the sump could of been the cause of the knocking.
    so all i need now is too put it back together but can,t get the brackety thing on ,bent bolt, or get the bent bolt out:confused::confused:
     
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    Flossie Well-Known Member

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    So the bolt that holds the bridge shaped thing, that in turn has the bearing shell in it, is bent?
    If so, it must have come loose and hit something, probably the block, to bend it.
     
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    Berty boy 1968 lwb Well-Known Member

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    o , not good then
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried hitting it with an ammer? You are a Brummie after all. Failing that, you might have to saw off the threaded bit and bash the rest out with a drift. Any chance of a pic.

    Col
     
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    Berty boy 1968 lwb Well-Known Member

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    ill try send pik now WIN_20200915_13_54_14_Pro.jpg WIN_20200915_13_54_14_Pro.jpg WIN_20200915_13_54_14_Pro.jpg
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    So, you've got the bottom shell carrier off. Can you lift the con rod up from the crank to replace the top shell? If so, can't you just refit the bottom half and bolt it back together using the existing bolt. I'm struggling to understand how it got bent. If you try lifting the con rod up, make sure the piston is at the bottom of it stroke to give you a bit more room.

    Col
     
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    Berty boy 1968 lwb Well-Known Member

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    its the shell carrier i am trying too get back on , the bolt is bent so it dont line uo too get back on , i cant get it out too replace it with the new ones
     
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    i dont want too hit too hard with the brummie screwdriver lol
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    How about putting the nut back on and try bashing it straight by hitting the nut. Do you own an angle grinder before I make the next recommendation.

    Col
     
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    Berty boy 1968 lwb Well-Known Member

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    okie dokie , ill try that now, get bk shortly , ta dude
     
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    Berty boy 1968 lwb Well-Known Member

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    no angle grrrrinder
     
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    I be pulling it down to bottom of its stroke so you can get better access and locking 2 nuts on personally.

    J
     
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    Berty boy 1968 lwb Well-Known Member

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    ok , ill try that , i,m loosing the will here lol
     
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    done it , a bit of elbow grease and whoopee , right reassemble time before it gets dark , thanks guys and gals
     
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