Mark Kikta

1922 Oil pan removal

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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.

 

mark

 

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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Hugh,

 

I was surprised to see how much different the wrist pin bolt arrangement had changed from the 1922 pictured here and your 1925.

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Mark, 

    That is really interesting to see the change in design.  So many changes in these early year cars.     Hugh

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