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  • Another one of those alignment questions

    I've watched so many videos, so many write ups but I cant figure this out.
    If you look at the pictures, ive adjusted it from one extreme to the other and back again.
    The first inch maybe of the tool shows its going into the coupler a little bit, but not all the way, at any angle.
    Maybe my rear mounts are too high / low / whatever / AARRRRGHHH

    Cant get this thing all the way in

    appreciate help
    One xtreme to the other see the first inch of it?

  • #2
    What work did you perform to suspect the alignment is off. You should be able to eyeball a look thru the bearing into the coupler
    to see what direction you need to go
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    • #3
      Engine replaced.

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      • #4
        did you change the rear mounts?
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        • #5
          Don't think so. Might have maybe gotten things in the wrong order? So the rear is too high or low? Just guessing

          The front does have a homemade mount but that should only have raised it 1/4"

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          • #6
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            • #7
              if you installed new wood that raised the mount ,you need to lower the adjusting nut alleast that much
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              • #8
                Yeah I have. Adjusted it to each extreme on the front . tool won't go all the way in.
                Last edited by lister; October 1st, 2017, 09:00 PM.

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                • #9
                  locate a section of 1 inch round stock 12 inches or so. insert and see what direction it must move.. 1 inch will be undersized thru the gimbal bearing giving you a visual pic
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                  • #10
                    Just had a similar situation and it was the gimbal bearing that was out of alignment. I beat the alignment bar in with a 2 pound mallet, once all he way in I beat on the bar in all directions. Then fine tuned with front mounts.
                    1999 Powerquest 260 legend
                    502 mpi
                    B1

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                    • #11
                      Yikes that sounds Scarey
                      What if it doesn't come out lol

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                      • #12
                        Unless you already have a hole in the end of the tool tapped for 3/8 x 16 NC for a eye bolt, your basically screwed. You supposed to tap/strike the end of the bar to move the gimbal bearing around., not drive the bar in .
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                        • #13
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                          Yep that worked.
                          I had tapped it before with no luck, but hitting it up and down hard with a mallet did it. Goes it smoooooooth now thanks

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