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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:09 pm 
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Has any one ever used one of the Cal Van 95200 dowel removal tools or have one they can measure? I have limited space to get a tool in there. Would like to know the overall length if possible. I can't find a measurement anywhere on the net. Or do you know what else would work. I've tried everything to get it to move, but it won't budge. I don't want to pull the engine, I just put it in.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:36 pm 
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Jim, can you get a punch in from the front side of the engine and drive the pin out the back?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:02 pm 
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I have tried that Brent. She's really stuck in there. I just may have to drill it out. I don't want to pull the engine out again if I don't have to. I'll keep playing with it, but if I get more frustrated the motor may need to come out. Right now with the cold weather I don't fell like playing with it that much. Other things in life are really getting me down right now and I don't need the car to make me more depressed.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:29 pm 
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coupe3w wrote:
I have tried that Brent. She's really stuck in there. I just may have to drill it out. I don't want to pull the engine out again if I don't have to. I'll keep playing with it, but if I get more frustrated the motor may need to come out. Right now with the cold weather I don't fell like playing with it that much. Other things in life are really getting me down right now and I don't need the car to make me more depressed.


They may be hardened, I'm not sure if you can drill them.

I struggle during the winter time myself. It's just a blah time for me. If you need to talk to somebody, shoot me an email.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:52 pm 
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I have a dowel that came out of a cleveland and I could drill it, so not hardened. The one in my block I was able to center punch it so I don't think it's hardened. Thanks Brent.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:01 pm 
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I've had a dowel stuck in a blind hole before and I had to drill the pin all the way through, tap it 1/4-20 and then use a small bolt to "jack" it out of the hole. This worked pretty easy.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:04 pm 
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Well tried to drill it today. It's hardened so I will have to pull the motor out to get at it from the front and knock it out. Just worried about breaking the ear off the block.


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Dowel pins are case hardened. Hard on the outside and soft on the inside.
If you can grind back the end a little past the hardness ( maybe 1/8") you should be able to drill
and tap into the center. Also spray it with a good penetrating oil. That helps break the bond
between the block and pin


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Had a nice warm day here yesterday. A friend of mine came over and we worked on getting the dowel pin out.
Bought a length of 3/8" rod about 3 feet long, and cut about 8" off of it. Removed the header so I had a straight shot at it from the front.
Used a 3 LB hammer and gave it a few wacks and it came right out. I'm so happy it came out without breaking the ear off. Now just have
to dial in the bellhousing.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:46 pm 
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Whoop whoop!

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