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Just received the engine from the machine shop and need to c to turn the crank to align the flex plate to the converter. They forgot to drill anf tap the crank. I am not able to turn the crank by hand and want to avoid pulling the damper and beating it back on. Any sugestions would be appreciated.

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If you don't have the front of the crank drilled and tapped for a bolt, you have two choices, and they are similar.

Use a big screwdriver to turn the engine over by putting the blade in the flywheel gear teeth and levering against the block or better yet the bellhousing. There is less resistance with the spark plugs removed but it's not essential to do that.

Or, there is a tool you can buy that engages with the flywheel gear teeth in a couple of places. A little handier if you are going to do this very often but certainly not essential.

Neither one moves the engine as fast as the bolt on the front of the crankshaft, but it's not too bad.
 

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Or, there is a tool you can buy that engages with the flywheel gear teeth in a couple of places. A little handier if you are going to do this very often but certainly not essential.
 

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you can use a plumbers strap wrench on the balancer to turn the engine over. also remember to remove the spark plugs when doing this so you don't have to fight the compression.
 
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