THE MOTHER FUCKER IS OUT!
I can now begin with the rebuild Caturday morning. Fuck yeah.
JB Weld was useless, nothing more than glorified glue. Didnt really harden, was kinda like a blob of semi-hard paint and the moment I turned the ratchet it just twisted out.
I then got angry, so out came the dremel with a cutting disk. I rammed the dremel in the limited space, and began cutting away. got a decent gash in it before I ran out of space. Smashed the living crap out of it with a chisel and instead of aiming to turn it, I aimed to cut the head off, so went hard.
Began to get limited by space, again, so decided to change to a grinding stone on the dremel…. and went hard with that. More chiselling and by this point half the bolt was missing, and I could see the gap between the bolt and washer.
I decided to try to remove some more metal from it with pliers…. “did that just turn?”….. sure enough, with a mighty twist of the pliers it slightly turned again.
Spent the next 5 minutes turning it half a turn at a time, until it finally came out. GREAT SUCCESS.
Now that I have that out, nothing stands in the way of removing the unit and FINALLY beginning the rebuild. I still begin this Saturday morning.
And onto Part 3. Finally.