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  1. I have a 68 Eldorado that I'm selling for $700. Its been sitting in my garage for a little over 20 years. The last time I drove-started it was 8 years ago (oil-fluid change, tires rotated, etc). I put it on Craig's List and a potential buyer wants to verify that the engine isn't seized. He pulled on a belt and said it should move. He thought the engine was seized. I told him I'd check it out. Anyway, I poured Marvel Mystery Oil in the spark plug sockets a week ago. I was then told to put a socket on the fly wheel bolt and turn it clockwise. The problem is, I can't find a center bolt on the fly wheel, just the bolts around the outer edges. I found a hole, but no bolt. Do I remove the smaller bolts to gain access to the center bolt? I'm really hoping to avoid buying a new battery and testing it that way, they're expensive and if the engine is seized, I'll probably just junk it. Does anyone know another way to check if an engine is frozen? Thanks!
  2. Hello all. Just recently acquired (via a gift from my wife) a new project car. A 1970 Buick Riviera. This is my second go round in ownership. It's going to need some work, but it's mine. So I thank anyone and everyone in advance for the much needed advice I'm sure I'll be asking for in the months to come. A little background on this car. It's been sitting for a couple of years and initially was thought to have a seized engine. Previous owner could not turn the engine manually. Nor could I when I went to view the car. I got her on a really good deal because of this. Got her home and pulled the plugs and gave each cylinder a shot of PB Blaster and let it sit a day. I turned the key and just heard a click then nothing. Another shot of PB and another day and then had my son turn the key and the starter engaged and the engine turn a quarter turn. Then just clicked. I pulled the starter with the intention of rebuilding it as it was pretty worn. But I discovered a short between the armature and the commutator. So I opted for a new starter. Installed it today along with all new connections for the wiring leading to the starter; battery reading 13.00 even on the meter. The engine turned 2 and half turns then stopped. The starter seems to be straining. So I immediately stopped trying. I'm feeling a total rebuild coming on (something I have always wanted to learn) but I figured I'd find fellow owners and appeal to your knowledge. Has anyone every had this happen? A motor is generally seized or not. This 455 seems to be somewhere in the middle? Thanks again!