Originally Posted by ho-downer
I recently purchased a nice 1972 ZF Fairlane which has a 351 cleveland in which the Distributor is corroded in place.By that I mean that is it impossible to take it out of the block.I have tried soaking in the usual gear like Rostoff,Rp7 etc, also have tried lighly tapping to try and turn it hoping to break the seal all to no avail.(Just keep breaking small pieces of the collar)
The timing is out to buggery.
I'm told that if I snap it the motor has to be stripped to be able to get to the underneath of it & push it up that way.
Does anybody have a sensible solution as to how to get the bugger out without breaking it ?
G'day, I know I'm a few years behind but I've got the same problem with almost the same motor scenario, great motor(has less than 10,000kms on it) but can't adjust timing. I've been soaking it in diesel & Inox, to no avail, and am now giving vinegar a shot. I've had my engine crane on it and almost lifted the front of the F100 off the ground by the dizzy...it's well & truly seized!! Does anyone have any other methods they can recommend?? I'm going to give the vinegar a few days but after that I think I'll have to remove the radiator, water pump housing etc, give myself some room and give the stilsons a try. Any suggestions??