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Old 05 June 2010, 14:51   #1
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alpha 1 bell housing tool

Im trying to replace the bellows on my alpha 1 leg, and need some advice.
I canít seem to find a torx bit the right size to remove the bell housing!
The size is between T60 and T70 and as I cant find anyone who sells a T65 torx bit im assuming itís a specialist tool for mercruiser.
Donít worry im not looking to borrow tools!
But can anyone tell me where is the best place to get such a beastie?
Or am I going about this all wrong!
This is my first boat with an inboard and itís all new to me.
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Old 05 June 2010, 15:39   #2
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I know we were discussing it earlier but I got a response from an american chap I asked earlier and he said to use a 1/2" allen key!
Or have you tried that?
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made a tool with the head of a half inch bolt welded to a bar but all it did was tear the bolt!
need to be able to put something in my windy gun to shock it off me thinks,
maybe if i can get a 1/2 inch allen key socket.....
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/8-Piece-1-2-SD...item27b2564085

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According to the standards there's no T65, it's not a Ribe fitting is it? 6 point like a torx but squarer tooth profile.

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Looks like I had a senior moment and went public with it, Durrr!
1/2 inch male allen key socket...........
Funny how you can get your mind fixed on the wrong path sometimes when the answer is so simple!
Never mind lesson learnt
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this requires a specialist mercruiser hinge pin tool

try here

http://www.marine-power.co.uk/catalo...roducts_id=211
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here's one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MERCR...ssoriesQ5fGear
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also they are apparently loctited in at the factory and require quite a bit of heat to shift them.
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this requires a specialist mercruiser hinge pin tool

try here

http://www.marine-power.co.uk/catalo...roducts_id=211
ok, getting my head spun around a bit by this now!
as deacons is quite local im gona take that option.
many thanks

also as the leg is 1991 im guessing that its been off at least once since it left the factory!!
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