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Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1362607 Fri May 29 2020 03:35 PM
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Hey Vic, just had another thought, and im sure you already know. Make sure the truck is in neutral when trying to turn the flywheel. Just thought id remind ya. Keep us posted

Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1362804 Sat May 30 2020 08:53 PM
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Went out today and removed the flywheel inspection cover only for it to unload a bunch of ugly stuff on me. Yuk!
I took a rubber mallet, as recommended here, and smacked the rocker arms a couple days ago, after lubing them. Except for the couple that are fully open, they seemed to be ok.
So I proceeded to put my pry bars on each side of the wheel and attempted to rock it back and forth.
After working it a bit I got a little movement-but not much. I refilled the cylinders and put more oil down to the lifters.
Got down there again and started to work the wheel again. This time it seemed to move more freely but still not far. I’d say not even the distance of a one tooth.
I’ll work at it again tomorrow.
Thanks Glenn-I put it in neutral!


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1366106 Tue Jun 23 2020 05:36 PM
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Well, I just want to let you guys/gals know I haven't been sitting on my a$$. I've have been working on it, but can't honest say I detect any movement. I spent over two weeks going out every 2 or 3 days trying with all my might to move the flywheel back and forth with prybars ---- to no avail. I took a week off and will go out again tomorrow to see what happens - but I'm not encouraged.

I think my next step will be to hook onto it and pull it while it's in 4th gear - as a bolter advised. My brother said that won't work because all it will do is slide the rear tires on the grass. So. . .I hung up on him!! wink

Maybe I'll spring for some Kroil, like Jerry recommended.

I'll get back with you when/if I get any movement.


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1366180 Wed Jun 24 2020 03:25 AM
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Putting Coca Cola or molasses in the cylinders will remove rust, but it is a slow process. Probably would be best to remove all oil with alcohol first. Of course that would work if the problem is rust, not mechanical lock.

Ed

Last edited by EdPruss; Wed Jun 24 2020 03:26 AM.

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Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1366249 Wed Jun 24 2020 05:07 PM
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You might remove the rocker arm asm. & insure all valves will close. That way when you get the crank to rotate won't risk piston hitting a valve.


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Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1366255 Wed Jun 24 2020 05:25 PM
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I'd second putting the truck in gear and giving it a tug. Had to do that with my Spartan to help free it up in some tight spots.


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Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1366267 Wed Jun 24 2020 06:49 PM
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Like Dragsix said above, hopefully you have the sparkplugs out. That will remove compression drag and prevent hydro-lock which WILL damage the engine if you tow the truck.


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Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1366280 Wed Jun 24 2020 07:32 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Ok VEW, you’ve been around here long enough (2005) to know Stovebolt has a specific Tech Tip addressing getting a long dormant engine going. I hope you follow it to a T. Good luck.🛠


Martin
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Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1368539 Fri Jul 10 2020 05:48 PM
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Well? Any luck or progress?

Re: 59 C60 Wrecker
VEW #1368566 Fri Jul 10 2020 08:37 PM
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Hey Glenn,
So kind of you to be thinking of me working in this 95 degree heat!
If thinking about it means making progress, then I have. Otherwise, no. I had good intensions of hooking it up to Thor and giving it a dug and then the heat set in. Both trucks are out in the sunlight, so no escaping it. I keep thinking I'll go out after the thermometer drop about 10 points, but doesn't look like that's going to happen within the next 10 days.
I've been working in my shop and it gets plenty warm in there, but I have a pretty big fan. As long as I'm around or near the airflow, it's ok; step outside that flow for long and it's not pretty!
It's on my list and now that I'm retired, I'm knocking things out!
Hope all is well and I'll let you know what happens with the wrecker.


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


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