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C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


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Vetteheadtony

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Sat 05 May 18 08:58

C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


Hi everyone doing the crank balancer replacement on my ProCharged Zed and found the old one has been pinned so I need to drill my new balancer.
My question is does anyone have a pinning tool I can buy / hire or recommend any machine shops in Essex.
Thanks all Tony Thumbs up


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roscobbc

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Sat 05 May 18 09:27

Re: C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


Do Thurstons at Hallsford Bridge Ind Est (just outside Ongar) do this kind of thing T?


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Vetteheadtony

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Sat 05 May 18 09:57

Re: C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


roscobbc wrote (View Post):Do Thurstons at Hallsford Bridge Ind Est (just outside Ongar) do this kind of thing T?
Donít know but I will call them Tuesday Ross, thanks


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roscobbc

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Sat 05 May 18 11:15

Re: C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


Gosnays perhaps in Romford?


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roppa440

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Mon 07 May 18 16:05

Re: C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):Hi everyone doing the crank balancer replacement on my ProCharged Zed and found the old one has been pinned so I need to drill my new balancer.
My question is does anyone have a pinning tool I can buy / hire or recommend any machine shops in Essex.
Thanks all Tony Thumbs up


Will the "half hole" still in the edge of the crank not just act as a drill guide? The crank is probably harder than the balancer.

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Vetteheadtony

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Mon 07 May 18 22:18

Re: C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


roppa440 wrote (View Post):Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):Hi everyone doing the crank balancer replacement on my ProCharged Zed and found the old one has been pinned so I need to drill my new balancer.
My question is does anyone have a pinning tool I can buy / hire or recommend any machine shops in Essex.
Thanks all Tony Thumbs up


Will the "half hole" still in the edge of the crank not just act as a drill guide? The crank is probably harder than the balancer.

Not sure about that, donít wat to cock it up and damage the crank, gonna see if a machine shop can mill a ďhalf holeĒ on the balancer.
Nothing is simple on this modern stuff!


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roppa440

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Tue 08 May 18 08:54

Re: C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


I think it's worth a try. You can pin the crank/balancer anywhere. So if it doesn't work just drill somewhere else. You are not going to damage the crank in any way that matters.

Personally I would have a look at making my own drill guide from a bit of scrap steel if I was that worried. But it's probably not worth the bother. I bet a drill bit would go straight in because the crank is surface hardened.

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Vetteheadtony

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Tue 08 May 18 09:42

Re: C5 Z06 crank pinning tool


roppa440 wrote (View Post):I think it's worth a try. You can pin the crank/balancer anywhere. So if it doesn't work just drill somewhere else. You are not going to damage the crank in any way that matters.

Personally I would have a look at making my own drill guide from a bit of scrap steel if I was that worried. But it's probably not worth the bother. I bet a drill bit would go straight in because the crank is surface hardened.

Iíll take it all on board and see how I go, Iím taking it to Thurstons this morning and if they can do it at a reasonable price Iíll let them get on with it!
The only other thing as much as there is probably room to get a drill in you will be drilling blind as you canít get your head in there to see clearly


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Bader_norris

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Fri 08 Jun 18 09:11


At my garage we would use a drill bit and drill into it. It's very strsight forward. Had 1k whp Vettes with no problems.

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roppa440

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Fri 08 Jun 18 10:30


Bader_norris wrote (View Post):At my garage we would use a drill bit and drill into it. It's very strsight forward. Had 1k whp Vettes with no problems.

Yeah. I thought so. Thumbs up

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