The crank bent before the exhaust! Holy mackerel!!!i personally could not bend it at all so opted to bend the crank out a little to clear the exaust which was a hole lot easier
I bent my exhaust pipe by using a MAPP/Propane torch set. They're available ati wonder if i could bend my 1 piece crank 1 1/2" so it would clear my wide engine? i know its solid steel,cause my power saw wont cut threw it.
right now im using a 3 piece crank,its falling apart,want to go back to 1 piece.