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Before I ruin my engine...
#1405741 Mon Apr 12 2021 01:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 135
C
'Bolter
Morning all.
The engine in my 53 3100 is stuck from sitting.
Should I pull the dizzy and pre-lube it, or just put a strap on it and pull it slowly in third behind a tractor?


"Life is too short to drive a new vehicle ! !"

1953 3100 3 Window
1939 2dr Master DeLuxe Sedan-Primary Project
1985 K5 Blazer
1948 Ford 8N Tractor-Running Daily

Re: Before I ruin my engine...
Crowbar65 #1405742 Mon Apr 12 2021 01:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,675
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
This is the Welcome Center, questions belong in the Garage Forums. Come on now, you’ve been around since 2002, you know the drill.
nanner

BTW, read our Tech Tip on waking up a stuck engine. You’ll save yourself some $


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



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Re: Before I ruin my engine...
Crowbar65 #1405753 Mon Apr 12 2021 04:03 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,115
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Definitely check out the Tech Tips. I'll leave this post here for now so that the new 'bolters can see where to go.


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Before I ruin my engine...
Crowbar65 #1405756 Mon Apr 12 2021 05:00 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 135
C
'Bolter
Oops...got in a hurry...


"Life is too short to drive a new vehicle ! !"

1953 3100 3 Window
1939 2dr Master DeLuxe Sedan-Primary Project
1985 K5 Blazer
1948 Ford 8N Tractor-Running Daily

Re: Before I ruin my engine...
Crowbar65 #1405774 Mon Apr 12 2021 07:29 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 868
B
'Bolter
Originally Posted by "Crowbar65"
Oops...got in a hurry...

That doesn't sound good!

Last edited by baldeagle; Thu Apr 15 2021 05:25 AM.

BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: Before I ruin my engine...
Crowbar65 #1406063 Wed Apr 14 2021 06:02 PM
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 29
P
'Bolter
Glad you posted this actually. I'm in the same boat and read through the Tech Tips that was linked into this thread. Lots of great info here. Good luck with your engine.


Cameron

1956 3100 Task Force
Re: Before I ruin my engine...
Crowbar65 #1406377 Sat Apr 17 2021 02:35 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 135
C
'Bolter
Went out, pulled all the plugs (all clean and an even shade of light gray) shot a BUNCH of penetrating oil in the cylinders and put the plugs back in.
Will let that soak a few days.


"Life is too short to drive a new vehicle ! !"

1953 3100 3 Window
1939 2dr Master DeLuxe Sedan-Primary Project
1985 K5 Blazer
1948 Ford 8N Tractor-Running Daily

Re: Before I ruin my engine...
Crowbar65 #1406408 Sat Apr 17 2021 01:32 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,155
M
'Bolter
Good Luck! A solution to your problem I've long wanted to try is; park the truck on a pretty good hill. Pull sparkplugs and pore several ozs of Coke in each cylinder. Then with the transmission in high gear walk away for a few days. When the truck is at the bottom of the hill you'll know the carbonic acid in the Coca-Cola has done it's job of dissolving the rust that had rust-welded the pistons to the cylinder walls.

RonR


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Before I ruin my engine...
moparguy #1406413 Sat Apr 17 2021 02:07 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,014
5
'Bolter
Interesting idea Ron.


Brian
1955.2 3100 Truck


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Re: Before I ruin my engine...
Crowbar65 #1406424 Sat Apr 17 2021 03:56 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,761
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Make sure there's not a busy road at the bottom of the hill!


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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