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Chain Case Cover

Postby ArcherThr » March 16th, 2005, 11:06 am

Hi, the cover for the chain case on my 73 panther 440 will not budge! I have tried just about everything to get it off, but it wont come off! Do you have any ideas on how I can get this thing off? Thanks a lot for any help,
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Postby jeteralfonso45 » March 16th, 2005, 11:26 am

what have you tried so far?
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Postby ArcherThr » March 16th, 2005, 11:39 am

I tried prying it off, sticking the back of a hammer underneath the lip on the outside, but I dont think it is fused on that way. I also tried prying it open using the edge of the oil fill hole. I also tried slamming on it with a rubber mallet. It is on there good, and I dont want to break it or anything. Thanks
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Postby Centricity » March 16th, 2005, 1:24 pm

I'll take it that there are no screws holding it in?
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Postby Polaris_03 » March 16th, 2005, 2:26 pm

Try some penetrating oil around the seal or try heating it with a butane torch to loosen the seal. I have seen the gaskets harden and turn into rock and are a big pain in the you know what to get off. Try heating it and the oil. After that try the mallet and see how it goes. Hope this helps.
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Postby scullyr » March 17th, 2005, 5:40 am

The old Cat chaincase cover gaskets almost glue themselves in place over time. Use two screwdrivers. Take one and place it midway down the case cover, pry it into the gasket seam enough so that the cover flexes enough so that you can get the second screwdriver into the seam between the gasket and the cover. While prying with the first screwdriver, work the second screwdriver around the outside cover seam prying as you go. Don't be afraid to use a little force as you pry. As you get farther around the cover it will eventually come loose.
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