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Re: Stuck B piston

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Posted by Hugh McKinney on September 04, 2013 at 10:57:07 from (

In Reply to: Stuck B piston posted by Todd in NC on September 03, 2013 at 15:48:39:

Just my 2 cents: I recently talked with another 2-cylinder enthusiast, who said that they welded up a fitting to put a grease fitting into the spark plug hole, and with the head (or equivalent) torqued down good, they just pumped grease until it forced the piston down without breaking anything. One other point, I had a Ford V-8 with new, expensive aftermarket pistons. The cylinder wall of one cylinder got damaged by foreign material that got in there. Anyway, my machinist removed the piston, bored it enough to put in an iron sleave, then put in a piston the exact same size as the others. Never had another problem out of it. Ie, there are ways to restore your cylinder without replacing the piston, if it is not too far gone. Hugh


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