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ClassicCars
Posted 2024-06-18 5:38 PM (#635753 - in reply to #635191)
Subject: Re: My new to me 1959 Dodge Coronet


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Was able to pull the intake, distributor etc today. Tomorrow will pull the heads. Looks pretty gummy in the engine...especially the exhaust cross over. Definitely best I'm pulling the engine.



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ronbo97
Posted 2024-06-18 6:28 PM (#635754 - in reply to #635753)
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How many miles on the engine ? All that gunk was probably related to the high ash content of early motor oils, as well as previous owners starting the car, running it for a minute or two, then shutting it off. Hope you're gonna have it rebuilt. That's right around the corner for my 326 as well.

Ron

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22mafeja
Posted 2024-06-19 12:00 AM (#635762 - in reply to #635191)
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That is a "normal" looking engine inside of a unrestored engine from the fifties...that engine really needed a bath..
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Posted 2024-06-19 8:31 PM (#635774 - in reply to #635191)
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Got the heads pulled today. Cylinders look better than expected. Don't see any major scoring, rust or ring ridge. Still could not get the engine to turn over. Valves look a little rusty.



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Posted 2024-06-19 9:20 PM (#635777 - in reply to #635191)
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Not being able to turn it over at this point is very unusual. Check for something being jammed in the ring gear, but if it's clear, it likely means you have major issues inside the engine.
If the ridge is small, you could just take the pistons out and hone the cylinders with new rings. It would save you a lot of money that way, compared to a full rebuild - of course, depending on what is stopping it from turning.
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Posted 2024-06-20 1:55 AM (#635783 - in reply to #635191)
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Front cover and oil pan off ...then you know what has happened. If you see nothing broken loosen all conrod nuts you can get to and as Nathan mentioned,
try to carefully knock at the end of the conrods with a hard wood wedge or plastic piece . That way you can see which pistons are stuck and concentrate on these.
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Posted 2024-06-20 1:53 PM (#635793 - in reply to #635774)
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ClassicCars - 2024-06-20 1:31 AM

Got the heads pulled today. Cylinders look better than expected. Don't see any major scoring, rust or ring ridge. Still could not get the engine to turn over. Valves look a little rusty.


Hi Dave..

Not read anywhere about if you have unbolted the start Motor,, As if not my Suggestion is to check to see if starter motor is engaged in the flywheel teeth, as had this on a vehicle years ago, and the Starter motor was engaged and Seized, So engine wouldnt turn over and gave opinion of Engine Seized, I turned engine backwards using a light bar on Flywheel teeth and it pushed the engaged starter motor off, freed up engine, i had to remove Starter motor and rebuild it,, But a Seized engaged Starter will create your symptoms, Worth a Check regardless mate..

Clive
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ClassicCars
Posted 2024-06-21 2:50 PM (#635806 - in reply to #635191)
Subject: Re: My new to me 1959 Dodge Coronet


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Thanks everyone for the comments. I did pull the started when I first bought the car hoping that was the issue but no luck. I could see from the starter gear teeth that someone tried using the starter to spin the motor as there was some serious wear on the teeth. I'm probably going to pull the motor eventually and remove the water pump and timing cover to see if there are any obvious issues and then the oil pan. I have some family issues right now so this may have to sit until I can get back to it.
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Posted 2024-06-24 12:57 PM (#635830 - in reply to #635191)
Subject: Re: My new to me 1959 Dodge Coronet


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Pulled the motor over the weekend and started disassembly. Actually does not look bad at all....but still does not rotate. Oil pan had gunk in it but not that much and the oil pick up screen was not clogged. Could not get the bell housing and torque converter off due to that hidden bolt inside the bell housing. Removed all the crankshaft caps and rod caps. Bearings show signs of wear. Two of the 8 pistons were easy to tap out. The others are REALLY stuck in there. I'm wondering if someone overheated this engine and that's why it was parked. I can tell there is nothing blocking the timing chain and the cam is free. I just need to get the crank to spin so I can remove the torque converter bolts to remove it and the bellhousing. Will be putting those on another engine.



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