Homemade clutch puller tool idea
I've got an idea for making my own clutch puller for my '87/89 SRVs, but I thought I'd see what some of you more experienced snowmobile mechanics think. Buying a decent puller for this sled will run close to $40 with shipping. I'm currently breaking down my parts sled and it occurred to me I could modify the primary clutch mounting bolt for this purpose. It is the correct size and it's strong. I'm thinking that I could cut maybe 3/8" off the threaded end, grind down the remaining threads, and cut off the hex head. Then when I insert it, it should slide into the end of the crank shaft and end up recessed enough to thread an 18mm x1.5 hardened bolt into the end. Might put a little grease on the end of this bolt before tightening.
I've got the clutch bolt on the other sled already so I don't need that part. Plus I could buy a new one for $10 if I ever needed to. What do you think?