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Posts: 14Registered: Aug 2005
Andrew
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Wednesday, January 04, 2006 2:44 PM

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Bill, if you're monitoring (or other experienced GT4 folks):

I've just dug in to do the belts on my 75 GT4, and I already find that the rear bank belt cover hits the RR frame area before it clears its mounting studs. That is, I've undone the air pump and fittings, and all its studs, and removed the three 17mm nuts that hold the cover on. In pulling the cover off, it bumps up against the vertical frame rails before the cover bosses can clear the mounting studs. I got one stud out by double-nutting, but the other two are really tight, and even a good Snap-On wedge-type stud remover won't budge them. I really don't want to break them. What to do? Jack up the engine/trans combo and push it to the left some? Anything critical that might get messed up by doing so?

Thanks for any advice.
Andrew Watry
Berkeley, CA


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Posts: 1202Registered: Dec 2001
BillBadurski
FCA Technical Chairman


Saturday, January 07, 2006 7:39 AM

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Andrew,
Wish I could offer some first hand advice, but this particular job I have not done. Seems logical to raise the engine slightly, but I'd take that slow and watch for any connections being distressed in doing so.

Anyone else here been through this?

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William V. Badurski
FCA Technical Chairman


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Posts: 14Registered: Aug 2005
Andrew
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Wednesday, February 15, 2006 2:48 PM

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I was kind of amazed no one had run into this issue before, but I ended up getting the rear bank cover studs out with vice grips, from behind. Once removed, I replaced them with bolts. I still had the jack the engine up a small amount to get the cover to clear the frame.

Belt and bearing replacement went smoothly, and found weeping water pump while I was in there, so I'm glad I did it. Car runs great, and thanks for the help.

I wrote up the belt change procedure for a GT4 if anyone wants to see it.

Andrew Watry
andrew dot watry at lexisnexis dot com


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Posts: 6From: AlmereRegistered: Nov 2006
Hans
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006 4:49 AM

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Hi Andrew,

Yes, please! I'd be very interested in reading your writeup of the procedure.

I've just purchased a 75 GT4 and I am trying to gather as much information as I can get.

Thanks!

Hans Teijgeler


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