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Old 12 April 2010, 18:17   #11
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Another vote for twins then
Nah - if only had the port engine he wouldn't be facing a very expensive repair
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Old 13 April 2010, 02:52   #12
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Nah - if only had the port engine he wouldn't be facing a very expensive repair

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Saw something like it before.
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i have plenty of landrover halfshafts like that.
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Finally got around to taking the powerhead off this evening. The end of the extension shaft is just visible in the crank shaft. Any suggestions on how to remove it?? I was thinking of drilling and tapping the centre of the extension shaft and trying to pull it out but from the photo of the full extension shaft it looks like it has a thread at the top??

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what a horrible job, best of luck
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from the photo of the full extension shaft it looks like it has a thread at the top??
No, no thread at top.That's not a pic of your extension shaft. You may even manage to pull it out by aralditing something to it. Nothing to lose by trying it...
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if gluing something to it wont budge it you could try and carefully spot weld a piece of long rod/bar to it and even make a makeshift slide hammer ,
,,if you have accesss to a decent drill and tap/dye set could you not tap the broken shaft and run a bolt through a plate washer and wind its self out perhaps ,,
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,,if you have accesss to a decent drill and tap/dye set could you not tap the broken shaft and run a bolt through a plate washer and wind its self out perhaps ,,
I reckon if glue doesn't work (it's not really likely to, but it'll do no harm if it doesn't and it's easy to try) then drilling/tapping it is probably the answer. It's a bit close to oil seals to be welding in there and one small bit of spatter could lock it in permanently.
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It's a bit close to oil seals to be welding in there and one small bit of spatter could lock it in permanently.
Indeed, but worse .. I have seen some people put the earth strap on the other side of a bearing in this situation .. a small flash later as they strike the arc, and they've ended up welding the bearing solid , destroying it because of an arc jumping through the bearing to get to the electrode on the shaft (hope that makes sense)

There looks to be enough length on the crank to attach to for welding,.. but I agree, I'd prefer a drill and tap myself, as long as the shaft hasnt been case hardened.
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