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Old 05-19-2017, 07:39 AM   #121
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Default Some oil on the walls should be okay

I used a 32 mm socket on keyway with plugs out ,it wasn't difficult to move .
I suppose you have some oil in bottom end .
Mine turned easy without any oil . Yours are in colder climate , mine was fighting springs .
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I don't have the heads on yet so it shouldn't be fighting anything. I'm thinking I have to coat with some oil and get it moving and it should be good. The carb clean and brake cleaner used probably has trickled down and made the walls a little grippy.
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Fine coat of reg motor oil should do it on walls
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After putting some oil from above, you think I should be ok to give it a bit of force to crack the initial inertia?
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Hi, a little late here, but I used to buy a lot of old cars. Many of them were sludged up and even had oiler kits installed. I would change the oil and if it held 5 quarts, I would install 4 quarts of oil and one quart of ATF. After a few changes like this, I would be able to remove the oiler kits and run just oil. Trans fluid really cleans things up.
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Appreciate the advice. Should make good progress today.
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I agree with the guys. Coat the walls with motor oil and roll it over a couple times to spread it all around.
Id recommend running a diesel 10w-30 with a quart of Marvel's Mystery Oil for the first change. If it doesn't go black within 3000 miles, then you got it real clean.

If I'm remembering right and you got Pennzoil, that's cool, too.

Good progress, man!
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My problem turning the crank was I had a short 32mm on the breaker bar instead of a long one. Bought a long socket and it turned easily.

Cylinder walls and piston tops are now perfect.

Now just have to finish soaking the carb clean out of the head bolt holes so I can install the heads. Another lesson learned - don't spray carb clean in any random hole.

Will probably pick up a small syringe/pump from Napa tomorrow to accomplish.
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Compressed air works too.
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Default I made a deal to suck stuff out of hole with a plastic

Tube and I found plastic lid put a hole through the lid. Placed the tune in there sealed around it
then put the finished product on my shop vac hose and duct taped it on sucked everything out.
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