Re: 1954 Clipper Deluxe Sportster

Posted by HH56 on 2015/8/22 12:59:48
I'd say that is a good possibility. You might have had a coolant leak or perhaps a valve was open enough to allow moist air free access to the cylinder while it sat.

You might get a short length of 2x4 and trim the edges so it sort of fits the bore. Tap on the wood while you rotate it around the piston and keep the percussion on the outer edges of the piston and away from the center. Don't use heavy blows or you might damage the ring grooves. Just hard enough to jar the rings a bit. You won't be able to do much in moving things because the crank is still attached but it might help the oil work down and start doing something. If the rings have rusted tight then it probably will need a machine shop anyway.

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