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Old 05-08-2010, 11:55   #1 (permalink)
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Model A - Engine Frozen/Stuck

1931 Model A - All Original

My wife and I recently inherited a model a from my father's estate; it has been in a shed for approx 10 years, and I believe it was driven in by it's own accord.

Have tried Marvel Mystery Oil and PB Blaster poured in the top of the engine, but I am still not able to turn the crank by hand.

Any suggestions, comments or help would greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-08-2010, 21:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Model A - Engine Frozen/Stuck

We once had an old dodge and the piston rings were rusted to the cylinder walls. We put diesel fuel in each cylinder and let it soak for a few days, finally it broke loose so it could be disassembled for rebuild.

I'm not saying to do that, just sharing what we did.
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Thanks. We'll keep that in mind as we move forward.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:08   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Model A - Engine Frozen/Stuck

How long did you let the Marvel Mystery Oil soak? (I would give it a week) I freed up a gator motor that was upside down in a creek for about six months. If it was mine, I would fill the crankcase as full as possible and remove the spark plugs as well and fill those too. If you get it to budge at all, try to work it back and forth.
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