Replacing Crankshaft Damper/Pulley
Fellas: The rubber on the harmonic balancer (damper) on my 56 Y block 312 is not good so I plan on replacing it this fall. This is a job that I've not attempted before. I know that there is a puller and installer tool available for this job that I can rent, but if anyone on the list has had any experience with replacing this part I'd appreciate any advice, suggestions, and possible problems I'll encounter, especially with an engine as old as this one. I expect that removing the pulley bolt will be "interesting" given the age of the old girl. Look forward to your comments.