I had an engine like that once, only moved with hammers and wood blocks. I
poured a 1/2" of Marvel Mystery Oil on top of each cylinder, and after
three rotations, the engine broke free. HTH, YMMV.
On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Sue and Gabe Jacobs <
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> New Member of MG Car Club -Long Island Centre
> Member MG Experience bb.... Fod01
> '73 Midget, was covered outside since 1985
> Not running
> Racoons ripped up the seats
> decent body. Mine needs work, but the car seems ok....;-)
> Took the head/ exhaust mani/ alternator/ carbs off.
> Engine moves - will much persuasion with wood block and mallet!
> Rear 2 pistons are the issue. They are holding all solvents I put in
> there. Cylinder walls look ok, so I'm thinking stuck rings.
> Haynes manual says I can change rings with the engine in the car... so
> some light reading for a cold Sunday morning.
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