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RC Brooks

09-06-2013 20:48:09

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So, how's your project coming? I just freed the motor up today. Took about 2 weeks. I did end up removing 3 pistons as two of the wrist pins were nearly froze. Of course, I'm planning on a complete rebuild, so I'm not too worried, but it was nice to know the crank bearings weren't seized. Number 2 and 3 pistons had the seized wrist pins. Of course the pistons were rusted in the liners. As I mentioned, I pulled the head, blasted the cylinders, then dropped the pan and knocked the pistons up. I cut down an old axe handle that I could slip inside the piston wall to reach the base of the wrist pin. This worked well for most of them. One was really stubborn, so I took a length of 1" steel piper and hammered it flat so I could slide it up inside the piston to the wrist pin area. Worked like a charm. The last piston I moved was #4 and I left it connected to the crank a couple "waps" had it loose. We put it in gear and rocked it till the rings had cleared the rust. Spins easy with the crank now. Next I'll be removing a liner to get measurements for a rebuild kit.
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