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1926 Model T engine stuck

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I have a 26 Modelt T

It turned over with electric starter, Ran great last week

Now I can get the starter to turn over and even the crank won't turn.

It's like the engine siezed.

Has plenty of water and oil in it.

any ideas?

Eric

mrviper111@gmail.com

208-539-7080

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Starter bendix stuck? Sometimes the starter bendix will get jammed into the flywheel ring gear and lock everything up. Sometimes you can rock the car and it will loosen up, other times you may have to take the bendix cover off and loosen the starter to get it to un-jam itself. The cause of this could be a slightly bent starter shaft. Also, some of the aftermarket and repro. Model T bendixes are not made right and they have a tendency to jam.

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I have no experience with Model T's, but based on my experience on similar engines, I suggest pulling the starter. If the starter drive is hung up, it could have the engine stuck. If you pull the starter you will probably find that the engine is no longer stuck, and you will find the source of the problem.

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I guess we were thinking the same thing and typing at the same time.

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Pulled the starter still stuck.

pulled the transmission cover fly wheel is stuck.

any other suggestions?

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Pulled the starter still stuck.

pulled the transmission cover fly wheel is stuck.

any other suggestions?

Kinda obvious but is the tranny out of gear? Possibly frozen clutch won't release when pedal is depressed.................Bob

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Got it free. Had to take the whole starter out and it disengaged.

Putting it all back together now

Thanks for the advice guys!

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