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Mark, 

     Kevin Roner sent me a piece of screen which was exactly what I needed.  Larry DiBarry told me to use 50/50 solder and the solder flowed well.  I bought this big roll off ebay  (the smallest roll I could find).  I can put a piece of this solder in an envelope to you if you need it.      Hugh

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Mark, 

     The mesh I have is made from .005 brass wire.  It is 32 x38 wires per inch.  The mesh size opening looks like .021 x .021.  Strange that I can't seem to find a mesh like this.  I think what you have found would work well.   Hugh   

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Question on the stuck engine.  Does the crankshaft rock at all? even just a tiny bit?  The amount of wiggle can help determine what is seized. I don't know what drives your camshaft, but the mid 20's and up Buick used a fibre timing gear and if the cam shaft, lifters or a valve are stuck, often the cam gear dies in the process of freeing up the engine.

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After checking to ensure my water pump was free, I tried to rotate the crank,  It was difficult but I did turn it maybe 1/8 of a turn and I believe the camehaft turned just a bit, maybe 1/8 of an inch.  It seemed to get stiffer so I stopped.  Valves and rockers are free.  After disconnecting the rod end cap on #1 cylinder, I was able to move the piston 1/4 inch or more with a couple light taps using a piece of wood and hammer. I’m considering trying to move each cylinder just a bit. I’ve been soaking lifters and pistons now for a month or more.

 

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6 hours ago, Mark Kikta said:

After checking to ensure my water pump was free, I tried to rotate the crank,  It was difficult but I did turn it maybe 1/8 of a turn and I believe the camehaft turned just a bit, maybe 1/8 of an inch.  It seemed to get stiffer so I stopped.  Valves and rockers are free.  After disconnecting the rod end cap on #1 cylinder, I was able to move the piston 1/4 inch or more with a couple light taps using a piece of wood and hammer. I’m considering trying to move each cylinder just a bit. I’ve been soaking lifters and pistons now for a month or more.

 

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Don't know why the lifters should be stuck, just take them out and look at them. They are not much harder to take out than spark plugs. I really doubt they are stuck!

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