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1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
#1414443 Mon Jun 21 2021 02:00 PM
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Posts: 154
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So...decades ago previous owner deactivated a cylinder to use as an air pump to inflate tractor tires.
Now, that lifter is stuck in the up position.
Dead miss and wheezing sound.
I've tried GENTLY tapping it back down, to no avail.
Going to pull the side cover and see if I can rectify the situation.

Last edited by Crowbar65; Mon Jun 21 2021 02:02 PM.

"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: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1414448 Mon Jun 21 2021 03:12 PM
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Soak it good ,maybe will get a good result Marvell mystery oil might clean it up enough .Someone might have a other secret recipe for freeing it up .Also check the valve ,you should spray some by the valve and valve seat.


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Re: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1414453 Mon Jun 21 2021 04:06 PM
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It is happy to be there, for sure.
Cleaned surrounding crud aand sprayed it down with P Oil.
Tried to GENTLY rotate the lifter.
Nope.
Going to let it sit and try later.


"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: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1414457 Mon Jun 21 2021 04:41 PM
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Everyone has a "secret sauce" so here is mine. ATF(the GM stuff, I don't know the Ford stuff) mixed with acetone. 50/50. Let it sit and tappy tap tap. Repeat and repeat. What you probably have is some rust bonding in the bore. Pull the oil pan off and turn the engine to the cam heel for that lifter. That will give the biggest gap between lifter and cam(just a safety tip). Squirt some up into the lifter bore if you can. No abrasives, and no rush. It can take days. Squirt, soak, and tappy tap tap. Cool beer seems to help.


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Re: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1414480 Mon Jun 21 2021 11:10 PM
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Thanks.
Long game has begun.


"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: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1414533 Tue Jun 22 2021 03:15 PM
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Good luck, seems like you got the info you need. I just wanted to comment on the use of that cylinder to air tractor tires. Ha. Ive never heard of that. I think its ingenious. Ha. thumbs_up

Last edited by glenns towing; Tue Jun 22 2021 03:16 PM. Reason: missed a word
Re: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1414564 Tue Jun 22 2021 06:48 PM
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It's not uncommon to convert an engine into an air compressor. Thousands of Model A Fords were modified like that to run jackhammers by running the engine on two cylinders and compressing air with the other two, but it required a special cylinder head. I've also seen a 302 Ford V8, and several flathead Ford V8's converted that way. It would require a bunch of modifications other than just disabling a valve to get fresh air, instead of an explosive fuel/air mixture into the tires! Nothing like launching a John Deere into orbit with one little spark!

Several years ago, I had a tire inflator that was installed in place of a spark plug to pump air, but it had a rubber bladder and a one-way check valve, and it didn't put the fuel mix into the air hose. It just put the unburned idle mixture for that cylinder down the exhaust pipe.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

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Re: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1415479 Thu Jul 01 2021 01:50 AM
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Hmmm. Forgot about the explosion aspect. I like it. Lets get some John Deers over da moon. cool

Re: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1415501 Thu Jul 01 2021 04:35 AM
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Well, according to the nursery rhyme, "The Cow Jumped Over The Moon"- - - - -but that was because Farmer John had cold hands one frosty morning!
smile
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 1953 216 stuck lifter. Tips on removal?
Crowbar65 #1415728 Sat Jul 03 2021 04:20 AM
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Update....
Finally got the lifter out.
I made a puller to get it started on its way to freedom.
These lifters are LONG.
Thought I was pulling a wisdom tooth.
It was grungy.
Cleaned it up, checked the bore and cam lobe, lubed it with white grease and it slid down all by itself.
Put the side cover back on. Grrrrr....
Going to let it sit a day, fire it up, warm it up, set the valves.
Then, BRAKES ! !

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"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

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