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Manta A back axel

Postby Jon R » 12 Jun 2007, 21:53

Hello, I need to pick somebodies brain! I am putting a Manta A back axel in to my Kadett Coupe and need to swap the anti roll bar mounting bolt from one side to the other. Only problem is the bugger won't move. I don't have any equipment to warm it up and I am clean out of other ideas. It is in such a difficult place to get in to. I was hoping to buy a new bolt and just cut the old one out. Any advice? :?: 8)

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Postby Shellysowner » 13 Jun 2007, 00:01

What dismantling lubricant have you used Jon? WD40 is pretty rubbish - you might like to try giving it a good soaking in PlusGas or similar.
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Postby Jon R » 13 Jun 2007, 14:13

I have used that PlusGas. This thing is putting up a fight. Thirty odd years in the same place I don't blame it for not wanting to move!
I am going to see if the mount on the axel I am removing will undo, if so then I can cut the seized one out. :?
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Postby Gordo » 14 Jun 2007, 07:30

If you have access to a 4"/100mm disc grinder, either use a grinding disc or cut off disc to remove the bolt head.
If it's really tight, can you get hold of an air die grinder and rotary burr or stone to grind it off.
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Postby CancerWagon » 14 Jun 2007, 09:40

A propane pencil flame torch should be available for a small price. (less than 10 quid equiv gets you one at any canadian tyre store, including a fuel tank)

They're a rather useful item for when you meet up with a rusty siezed bolt.
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Postby CR500Dom » 24 Aug 2007, 21:18

Mine was soaked in Plusgas for a few days and then leant on hard with a 4` Breaker bar and scaffold pole while shocking with a Lump hammer :wink:

Came off ok and was relocated to the other side no problem :D
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