SHELBY GT 500 Member
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Well, I got that pesky bolt off. My impact wrench did work, I just had to soak the bolt in penetraitng fluid for awile. I also pour a bit of Coca cola on it, that seemed to help.
Now for the bad news....the timing cover was stubborn to get off. In the process of prying off the timing cover, some how I missed a bolt and ended up breaking the timing cover where the bold was. So the timing cover is shot. But the harmonic balancer and crank pulley are good, so not a total loss. I was also able to get the water pump pulley, the distributor, distributor bracket and the oil filter mount, so I just need to replace the timing cover.
Oh well, I guess every now and then, you have to break something to learn how to do something. I at least now know how to take off a harmonic balancer and what to look for regarding bolts on a timing cover.