Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
Spist, (Name ???)
I am going to tell it like it is, others might not like it but..... If the pistons are stuck that badly, the cylinder walls are going to be pretty bad anyway when you get them out. Go from the underside, take one rod cap off that you can get to, put some bolt protectors on the bolts so you dont mess up the crankshaft. Now get about a 3/4" diameter steel rod (I have an old 1/2" drive extension I use), put it in from the bottom against the underside of the head of the piston, and wail on it with the hammer. It will break loose and beleive me, you are not going to hurt the cylinders any more than they already are. Do this one pison at a time. Once you get a few out, you might be able to turn the crank over to get to the rest. You can also try beating on them from the top till they start moving. Forget the wood...if they are badly stuck, the wood will cusion the hammer blow and they wont budge. Just be careful, if you nick the block a bit, so what ? It needs to be bored anyway. You have already tried being "nice" now stop wasting time and get them out [img]smile.gif[/img]
Hope this helps,
Advanced Automotive Machine
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
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