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I just re-read your post. One of the tapped flange ears broke off. The one near the breather. only one left is tapped. I cant tap the others because there is not enough depth to get the tap to clear the flange and not hit the case.Did I misunderstand?
This one was tight ! I used boat shackles in flange websYes my claret, leaked a bit doing this, I relieved the hole when it finally came out
If it's being this much of a bastard I'd just accept you're going to have to get the rods out, (leave the Pistons in the barrels.) then stand it on its bell housing in a press and use the crank as a drift and press the bugger out. Make sure you're ready to catch it when it comes out, the crank is heavy, and make sure the nose of the crank and woodruff key don't damage the front main.Pete
If you have a bottom tap or are willing to make one, you could tap all the holes as far as the tap will go. Then be creative by grinding, turning etc. down the first couple of threads on the bolts to under the minor diameter of the threads. Run all the bolts in, and slowly tighten each in a cross pattern. "Probably" it will break loose. Once it breaks loose using this method, you'll "probably" be able to get it out. That's all I've got. If that doesn't work, you'll have to use the crank as a battering ram.
Forgot about a bottom tap!!This sound like the next move.Thanks
With all your help....Thank you....Here's what I am going to try next when I get all the stuff.Tap the rest of the flange holes with a bottom tap then bolts to jack to the case. FYI holes vary from 9.07 to 9.62mm3 jaw puller to crank and outside of the flangeliberal heat with a HD heat gunthen freeze from the center of the flange out while torque is still applied to bolts and puller. CAUTION Freeze is butane, propane and alcohol. May make a good YouTube video. (Hey,,,,, watch this!!!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dSpoUUFBBM This was a FD near us.Then if needed add Guzzi wrench and big stick from the inside.Hopefully it wont need a rinse and repeat!Wish me luck!!
Sorry to hear of your troubles with this. It sucks to break the flange off. I was just trying to replace the gasket like you.I had that happen to my old Eldo. I tried the method of bolts as pullers and set screws to protect the thread in the case. Gently and evenly turned the bolts and I heard a pop. Finally it came loose. Wrong broke the flange. It was stuck. I finally got it out, wasn't pretty. Should have dropped the pan and tried the hammer and wood rod.Yours seems much more stuck. You have some very good ideas here. I'll remember them if I ever have this problem again.Good luck!!!!Tom
A dog point set screw..
Just giving the OP an easy way instead of having to turn down the end of the bolts.
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