## [tcb] Re: Can a collision move the engine?

• From: "chuck blue" <sukchew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 07:17:37 -0500

```Thanks Sammy,He won't listen to me.
Its pretty hard to hear engine noises when a person is driving around with
things stuck in their ears to hear music.loose bolt on the pulley is the cause
of the pulley wearing and moving into the tin after it was tightened.
----- Original Message -----
From: sammie smith
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:26 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Can a collision move the engine?

There ain't no way the tree caused the pulley problem; or any other
engine damage.

--- On Tue, 10/14/08, Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Can a collision move the engine?
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 5:48 PM

I have done absolutely zero work of maintenance on Murray's
mechanicals since the tree kissing. When ever I did start him to move him a few
yards while doing the body work, there was a banging noise that I thought was
the tailpipe banging against the body metal. When Chuck and I were replacing
the electronic points with real points, I noticed that the crank pulley nut was
loose. It took a few turns. I also had to push the cooling tin away from the
pulley. When I started the engine with Chuck looking at the engine we found
that the pulley is way wobbly.

There was no problem before the crash. I say that I was going, maybe,
15 MPH when I hit the tree, because I can't think that I was going much faster,
maybe I was.

The question is, would a front collision cause the engine to move
forward, maybe 1/4-1/2 inch? How hard would I have to smack to cause the engine
to go forward far enough to bend the pulley?

Let's all make a wish that the crank wasn't damaged. I'll know
tomorrow, maybe.
```