I knew I would forget something. Is there any surprises putting a '3 block
on a regular engine stand so I can work on it?
David A. Templeton
Open Text Corp.
'74 Triumph SpitSix
'66 Ford Mustang (Wife's)
'59 Triumph TR3a (Project)
'99 GMC Safari
'95 GMC K2500 Sierra
----- Original Message -----
From: "David A. Templeton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2000 10:27 AM
Subject: Starting the project PT1 engine
> I am about to venture into the great unknown of a TR3a. The first thing I
> am going to take on is freeing up a seized block. Has anyone had
> with this? From all appearances the liners look okay and may simply need
> good cleaning. But I can not make a judgement call until I can get the
> pistons moving and check the bottom part.
> The block is going out to be boiled clean at a local repair shop so that
> will get 98% of the grim off. The question I have is how to get the
> free? The two suggestions I have so far is to use a large can of WD-40
> fill the top of the pistons. Allow it soak. The other fluid that had
> suggested is diesel and again fill the piston. In both case then take a
> block of wood and large sledge and swift whack to each piston.
> Any suggestions here, or is it a case of brut force and blind ignorance?
> As always
> thanks and regards
> David A. Templeton
> Open Text Corp.
> Waterloo, ON
> WebSite: http://trandmustang.homestead.com
> '74 Triumph SpitSix
> '66 Ford Mustang (Wife's)
> '59 Triumph TR3a (Project)
> '99 GMC Safari
> '95 GMC K2500 Sierra