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  1. An anecdote. Some years ago when I was racing my Aston Martin DB 2/4 MK1 there were certain circuits stricter than others. I managed to avoid changing the silencers by saying the engine was running in and I didn't want to take it to the required revs for the test. It worked quite well.
  2. I don't know the UK rules so whether or not the spare would be checked for size at the MoT. Personally I wouldn't worry if the spare was 155 instead of 165 as it's just to get you to a tyre station. Would advise against the aerosol tyre repair. Seem to be unreliable and may damage the tyre. I'd rather pump the spare up in the rain.
  3. Well, the pulley is finanally off. Had to make up a puller. I ground off some of the stepped washer so that bolts could go into the puller. It was still a struggle. All became clearer. The end of the crankshaft keyway way was burred on one side of the keyway and the pulley had been forced on. It is buggered. the pulley that is. The chain tensioner was broken in two and the chain is asking to be replaced. That's all for now. Today I had to switch to the Abarth and change the driveshaft boots. That turned out to be straightforward. Not likely to do anymore for a while as a rallye in eastern France beckons next week. A bottle of red and a pizza is calling to me. Thanks for all your ideas and help. More later.
  4. I'm borrowing a larger puller next week.
  5. My puller fits in the groove where the belt goes.
  6. Well, this is exactly what I felt from the start. I just can't believe that an ordinary washer would have resisted my efforts. Surely, as it is a harmonic pulley, heat would not be a good idea?
  7. I have been using the crank bolt as the point to put the puller.
  8. I have tried tapping the washer round anti clockwise and also bent an old screwdriver to get in behind it. Still nothing. have retired for the night now having given all a good soaking with WD40.
  9. This is the Moss kit which was fitted by the previous owner. https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/narrow-belt-conversion-kit.html The washer in the picture seems to be just that. But referring back to my last picture it seems to be stepped?
  10. I can't do that as it is a damped pulley. Has anyone got this Moss conversion to narrow fan belt without the fan ?
  11. Yes, I have but I don't think it is a flat washer or it would have moved by now !
  12. I have spoken to Moss and they say it is a flat washer. I really don't think it is, although they should know their parts ! In the second picture you can see that the internal depth of the "washer" is greater than the thickness you can see on the extérieure. So maybe it goes in side the pulley a little way. In any case it won't come off. Any thoughts ?
  13. Firstly, there is no bend ! The steering mounts have been loosened to allow for jacking the front of the engine up. Yes there are threaded holes but as you can see from this picture they are covered by the centre "piece" in the pulley. Thing is, it won't come off and I'm not sure what it is. If it's a thick washer then I should have been able to prise it off and I can't. Is it separate ? If not then I can't access the bolt holes. I do have one of those "duck's foot devices but it is too big. P1050673 by john curtis, sur Flickr P1050675 by john curtis, sur Flickr
  14. hello Rod. No details received; You asked me to contact you when I had removed the pulley and measured the shaft. The crankshaft bolt came out with no problem. However, the pulley is resisting even with a puller.
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