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removing connecting rod cap with cap screws/bolts

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removing connecting rod cap with cap screws/bolts

Post by 65dragster » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:01 pm

Is there an easier way to remove the cap from a connecting rod (H-beam in this case) when the cap has dowels? I might not be asking the question the right way, but the caps (cap screw/bolt style) on my Eagle H-Beam Rods is a bugger to separate. I can buy the separator tool, but how do I remove the caps with the rod installed on the crank? This is likely an easy one for folks that have done it a lot, but I am struggling with it. All help is appreciated.

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Re: removing connecting rod cap with cap screws/bolts

Post by PackardV8 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:08 pm

how do I remove the caps with the rod installed on the crank?
Loosen the bolts a few turns, tap each bolt head with a brass drift and it pushes the rod away from the cap.

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Re: removing connecting rod cap with cap screws/bolts

Post by Dragsinger » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm

and when out of the engine, do as posted above while holding the cap in your hand or around a large wooden dowel. A few gentle taps on the bolt head will do the trick.
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Re: removing connecting rod cap with cap screws/bolts

Post by rebelrouser » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:14 pm

On the engine, I do as mentioned, lossen bolts and tap with plastic mallet. Off the engine I purchased a separator tool, good investment works great. I am getting clumsy in my old age and I was afraid of dropping a piston and rod assembly tapping on them out of the engine.

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Had it several years.

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Re: removing connecting rod cap with cap screws/bolts

Post by 65dragster » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:25 pm

I’ve never used this kind of rod, so very helpful all, thank you.

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