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Walt Gifford

You definitely need the right holding tool for your clutch.

Don’t use an impact gun on a crankshaft. Don’t use piston stops or hold it by the flywheel nut. Get a 5/16″ allen socket from Sears or you can put a piece of pipe over an allen wrench for more leverage.

If the taper is properly fit you only need a tiny bit of blue loctite and 25 ft. lbs. on the starter nut.


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