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Old 12-13-2018, 05:24 PM   #21
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From what you say, I think only one cylinder is holding it. Have you tried rocking the car back and forth while in top gear? Also, make sure the clutch plate is not stuck to the flywheel. You can check that by peering through the inspection cover on the flywheel housing.
Once you have it free, and running, listen to it carefully. Very often, when an engine has been stuck for a while, the rings leave a groove in the bore and will catch on it every time they go past it. You may be able to feel it withthe crank handle or hear it with the motor running. If that has happened, a rebore and new pistons is in order.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:42 PM   #22
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If it was running 3 years ago it shouldn't be THAT stuck unless it was left out in the weather with the spark plugs out or something and the car looks very nice so that won't be it. I would check that the starter isn't stuck like WHN suggested. I've had the starter stick on mine and you can't budge the crank for love or money. Here is a great video by fellow barner Jack that describes the issue and how to fix it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD4AYmMu1HU

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If it was running 3 years ago it shouldn't be THAT stuck unless it was left out in the weather with the spark plugs out or something and the car looks very nice so that won't be it. I would check that the starter isn't stuck like WHN suggested. I've had the starter stick on mine and you can't budge the crank for love or money. Here is a great video by fellow barner Jack that describes the issue and how to fix it.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:13 PM   #24
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Glad you made it on to fordbarn!
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:57 PM   #25
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I have a tool made out of an old starter plate and an old bendix. It is like one the suppliers sell. I will lend it to you for the cost of shipping. It bolts in the starter opening and has freed up a lot of engines for me. you just turn the exposed bolt with a wrench and the engine should turn over quite easily. Just send me an email at rod.reetz@gmail.com and I will send it to you.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:21 PM   #26
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I'll have to see that video. Sounds great help.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:23 PM   #27
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Anyone on here from Venango County ?
Franklin, PA ?
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:26 PM   #28
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I'll get email off to you right away! Thanks Rod.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:38 PM   #29
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Hey there Wick! Yes, I made it.glad I did.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:40 PM   #30
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Any idea how to find viewing hole ?

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Old 12-13-2018, 08:43 PM   #31
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I'll look for viewing ... Hole? Where is it located? Not sure I would know what I was looking at it did find it.
Sorry, haven't been much of a gear head in my years.
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I'll have to see that video. Sounds great help.
Sorry, I forgot to include the link for the video I added it but here it is again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD4AYmMu1HU sorry.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:52 AM   #33
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If it was running 3 years ago it shouldn't be THAT stuck unless it was left out in the weather with the spark plugs out or something and the car looks very nice so that won't be it. I would check that the starter isn't stuck like WHN suggested. I've had the starter stick on mine and you can't budge the crank for love or money. Here is a great video by fellow barner Jack that describes the issue and how to fix it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD4AYmMu1HU
I watched video. Thank you Sir. Food for thought for sure.
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:26 AM   #34
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You have mail, I sent you a private message. Should be located on this page upper right side under private messages. I also have a 1930 Briggs fourdoor
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:41 AM   #35
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Here are pictures of engine. I am removing the starter. When it comes out, what do I expect with starter rod? Does it just come out of starter?
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:55 AM   #36
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Here are pictures of engine. I am removing the starter. When it comes out, what do I expect with starter rod? Does it just come out of starter?
No pictures?
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unscrew the starter rod just above the starter switch. the switch can come out with the starter.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:56 PM   #38
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Welcome to the Barn! How about some Pics?


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For the life of me I can't figure how to upload and send pictures here!
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:14 PM   #39
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For the life of me I can't figure how to upload pictures. I did it once! Lol
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:16 PM   #40
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Ok, I had to stop working on it today. I get worn out to easy.
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