I have a 1.60 Gemini in need of con rod replacement. The lower half of one was destroyed and I want to remove the crank to thoroughly clean the case out and check the condition of the forward bearing. The only thing left to do is remove the thrust washer positioned over the woodruff key and remove the crankshaft. What is the best procedure to remove the washer? Do I then tap the crank through the rear of the case with a plastic head hammer?
This is an answer you gave in a post about the timing:
"The hole in one gear and the dot on the other must line up in the center on a straight line between the centers of the crankshaft and camshaft."