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Old 07-19-2005, 12:46:34 AM
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I finally got the stuck piston out of my FM Headless last week!!! I used electrolysis from the front and the back, then tipped it up and used penetrating oil in the bore, then took Stakers advice and made a plate with a zerk fitting attached for the igniter hole. Filled the combustion chamber most of the way with tranny fliud put the plate on and started pumping grease. I took initial measurements and after 20 or 30 pumps I was very suprised. It moved! The cylinder is badly pitted and will try the JB Weld idea. The piston ring grooves are worn so I will turn the piston on the lathe and install new rings with spacers.
I'm missing the original steel skids so I will make new ones out of oak. Could someone give me the steel skid dimensions?? I would like the overall length and distance from the front of the skid to the first mounting hole.

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I will not be home till Friday night, but if you do not have a response by then I will measure up my skids at home and pass them on to you.

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