So, my 350 is hanging from the cherry picker, and I need to mount it on the stand, but I can't get the darned drive gear bolts off! It's really a bear, because the engine swings while I'm trying to break the bolts loose (spooky), and then the crank wants to spin. I've tried bracing against the torque by counter-wrenching another one of the bolts, but it's too hard to apply reliable force, and I don't want to cause damage to either the engine or my pal's picker. Then I tried lowering the engine until the gear bit into a wooden sawhorse (too unstable), and I even tried locking the gear up by passing a chain through the gear holes and binding it to the picker's wheelbase. No dice. I think I need a new crankshaft anyhow, so I may try to "rig" the engine stand mount to allow me to leave the gear on while it's mounted, and then I can pull the crank and the gear as a unit later... Or are these buggers reverse-threaded??? Any suggestions? Thanks, all! Brian 'Chili' G.