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Mystery Tool for Fantic 240

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Hello All -

Well, I finally made it through my first 240 motor rebuild - with much appreciation to those of you who helped me get there.  Pretty straightforward though it clearly proved how manual-dependent I've become.  Probably spent way too much time pouring over the parts schematics to confirm assembly sequence and to avoid leaving out any important shims or what-have-you. 

Question... While looking at the factory tools that were available and listed at the back of the parts catalog, I saw one in particular that has me stumped (see attached).  Any ideas how this tool was used?  I have one of these but, for the life of me, can't figure out what or where it was designed to fit.  Thoughts?

Best regards,

Christian

 

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Are there holes in the flywheels?  If there are I suppose this could be put into the holes to stop the crankshaft pinching too much when you press the halves together?

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On 10/1/2020 at 12:26 AM, rcgods said:

Are there holes in the flywheels?  If there are I suppose this could be put into the holes to stop the crankshaft pinching too much when you press the halves together?

That's what I thought initially.  But, no... no holes anywhere on the crank to plug this into.

On 10/1/2020 at 9:47 AM, misscrabstick said:

Pinches around the con rod to stop it flapping about when the barrels off?

Nope.  Tried that as well.  Fantic actually offered a thick plastic disk with a large hole in the center for the rod and four smaller holes to accommodate the cylinder studs.  Once slid over the studs and into position, you'd then insert a section of cylindrical aluminum through the pin end of the rod, preventing the crank from completing its turn when tightening or loosening crank nuts.  Very simple and effective design, really.

I'm beginning to wonder if something was either lost in the translation of the parts book from Italian or maybe a technical writer just made a mistake labeling it as a crank tool.  Perhaps it was intended as a holder of some sort for removing the gear cluster as a unit once the shift fork shafts are pulled?  Seems the shafts and this tool are of similar thicknesses? Unfortunately (or fortunately in this case as this motor took me much longer than it otherwise should have) I've already buttoned things up and can't test my theory.  Anyone have a motor apart or an empty left-side case to take a measurement?

Thank you for your input!

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