Friend just brought a 68 396 short block to me, to see if I can help him remove the pistons. Problem is, it has sat outside for years with no heads, or oilpan. He did manage to remove the crank without damaging it (I don't see how, but he did!)
What is the best way to get the pistons out? He has been soaking them for days with ATF, Pen. oil, etc. He is not worried about the rods, as he said 2 caps were missing, so he will get a complete new set.
Should I just try to drive them out by wacking on the rods? Heat? Any input is appreciated.
He would just replace it, but it is numbers matching to the car he just got, so he wants to try and save it.
Or should I just get a new friend!!! JK