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Fulcrum pin removal
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  This topic is about my 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7
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Rhughes Rick Hughes
I’m trying to remove the lower fulcrum pins (inner) (number 18 in figure L.3 of the workshop manual). They appear to be seized to the inner bushing. Any thoughts on how to do this? I’ve started drenching them in Kroil hopefully that will help.
Thanks.

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Seeker0288 James Carroll
Pacifica, CA, USA   USA
I had the same issue with my 63 BJ7. The only way I was able to get them apart was LOTS of heat - I had to heat them cherry red several times until they finally started to move.

Best of luck.

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Rhughes Rick Hughes
Thanks James. Did you use an acetylene torch to heat it?

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Rick,

Be sure and check for cracks around the base of the brackets for the fulcrum pins.

Seems like I saw some small reinforcing bits somewhere
that you can weld to the brackets for additional support.

Maybe Kilmartin has these.

Good luck,
Peter


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Seeker0288 James Carroll
Pacifica, CA, USA   USA
Yes. I had to heat and cook them several times and apply a lot of WD40 - took a couple days to finally get them apart.

San Jose, CA, USA   USA
My late father called these 'pickle forks:'

https://www.harborfreight.com/16-in-ball-joint-separator-63420.html

If you can get the forked end under the big 'flat washer' on one end of the fulcrum pins--grind the ends sharp if needed--you can often break them free by pounding on the other end with a hammer. You will likely deform the flat washer, but I've been able to flatten and reuse them.

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