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Re: 52 B, starting restoration

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You sound determined so here is what I'd try first....a cheap shot at freeing the engine. I'd remove the rocker arms and push rods, marking their location and position installed...I'd pull the plate over the connecting rods and then check and spray the inside of the cylinders...i'd then soak the rod bearing...pour or spray thin oil over them...now I would get a bar attached to the flywheel...a hand cheater to keep from tearing my fingers or hands on the flywheel ring. I would work the flywheel back and forth to see if I could free up the piston....I would probably attach a floor jack hand to the flywheel...I might even try putting some cleaner or lubricant into the spark plug holes with some air pressure....who knows you might be lucky and work loose and get the flywheel to turn a revolution...then you could go to the starter....don't get over horsey with the bar as you don't want to damage the rods...then if you get it to turn over...you can reinstall the push rods and tappets and then try for a fire up...might be lucky...an old friend of mine used to do it all the time....

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