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Old 09-29-2018, 04:28 PM   #21
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Oddly enough I have done the same thing . Make sure the engine won,t start ,no ignition ,or if it started you might get hurt with a spinning drill .Don,t think a half inch drill is big enough.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:52 PM   #22
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I would probably oil the cylinders as mentioned before, also drop the rod and main caps and put some oil on the bearings, leave the plugs out and pull it down the road.
After 1/2 mile or so, let it cool down and see if the starter will turn it with the plugs out. If so, I would put the plugs in and pull it and try to start it. It will probably loosen right up. Run it easy and keep a close eye on the temperature. Shut it off and let it cool after 1/2 hour and do it again. Running a little farther each time.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:24 AM   #23
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My big 350 rpm gear-drive Milwaukee drill with 3/4 chuck spins an engine easily from the front ratchet nut. Grind three flats on a cutoff crank stub so it won't slip in the chuck. I use it to spin my mothballed engines during the winter.
It looks like this-

looks like a wrist beaker!
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:46 PM   #24
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looks like a wrist beaker!
I was doing some work with another fellow when I heard him give a yell. I ran in to see him with a similar drill in the ceiling and he was wrapped up like a boa constrictor got him!
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:02 AM   #25
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I use to sell those drills. They are not toys, you have to be really careful using them.

If you are in a close space and something goes wrong, you are going to get hurt.

Please be careful.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:24 AM   #26
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I recently pulled apart an engine that had been rebuilt about 6 years ago and never started. It was assembled with the white Lubriplate grease that is sold as engine assembly compound. It had set up and had to be washed off the journals with carb cleaner. It sure changed my mind about what to use to assemble an engine.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:59 AM   #27
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Lubriplate likes to separate when left sitting, the oils run out leaving the clay behind, or if in a jar or can the oil comes to the top leaving the clay at the bottom.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:12 PM   #28
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Lubriplate likes to separate when left sitting, the oils run out leaving the clay behind, or if in a jar or can the oil comes to the top leaving the clay at the bottom.
Exactly why I quit using it more than 20 years ago, and switched to Mystik JT-6 High Temp grease.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:11 AM   #29
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Lubriplate likes to separate when left sitting, the oils run out leaving the clay behind, or if in a jar or can the oil comes to the top leaving the clay at the bottom.
If it is suspected that this may be the case with an engine that has been stored for a length of time is there anything short of disassembly can be done? Maybe FILLING the engine with a mixture of oil and something and let it soak for a while ?

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Old 10-03-2018, 07:42 PM   #30
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This is what Iíve used.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:23 AM   #31
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Be prepared for a lot of smoke from the oil being put in the cylinders. I started an engine that had sat in a container for 25 years, my friend had poured oil down the cylinders once a year. When we started the car, there was a shot gun explosion out the tail pipe as 25 years of mouse nest came flying out 20 yards. Best laugh I had in years.
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About 5 years ago I started a Model A engine that was turned into a power plant. Mice had build homes in the flywheel and exhaust, so when the engine fired up ground meat came out the hole in the bottom of the flywheel cover, and burnt meat came out the exhaust.
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