I am in the middle of replacing the water pump(painted it Old GM Blue) and decided to pull crankshaft pulley so I can index it for doing the timing legit.
This pulley was from hell! seriously 2 hours of prying and pounding back in to pry again, tap tap tap...finally got some leverage with a hammer and broke the wood handle off. Then I grabbed the long bar for bead breaking on tires and finally popped off.
It looks like the woodruff key was not in the slot, hence hard time taking off.
Anywho, i bent the pulley to all hell, its never going back to true again. So much for driving it this weekend.
While getting acquainted with the pulley, I noticed what seems to be hairline cracks in the timing cover/oil pump cover. Engine is pretty oily down there, not sure if it needs a new crank seal(pulley sleeve has a minor 360 degree gouge) or if it is indeed these cracks. I noticed before busting out the pry bars etc.
Long story short.... I need a pulley! and maybe a timing cover someday. Any of you fine young cannibals have an extra pully around? I have paypal and can pay immediately. Im not some cheap bastard either. Expedited shipment would pay you for your troubles.
I have all kinds of extra parts for possible or partial trade. Alternators, exhaust hangers, handles, points, condensers, Weber manual chokes needing a rebuild etc etc. Let me know what you might need in return.