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johnMon Feb-25-02 11:58 PM
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i have a T160 that has been sitting for over 15 years. any ideas on how to unseize the pistons. i have tried soaking the jugs with rust bust and wd40. i have the jugs loose, but can not get the whole set up apart. any ideas?
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captain freedomWed Feb-27-02 01:05 AM

  
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the following worked on my best friends 73 750 tiger that sat for about 7 years we removed spark plugs sprayed P. B. BLASTER(it is available at automotive parts stores)( nothing, NOTHING,else would work after trying various penetrating lubricants ) as the p b blaster soaked we drank one 16 ounce beer, and just as we were about to tear the engine apart ( we didn't think the p b blaster would work) we decided to try one last time and it turned over!!!!!!! we sprayed more in the plug holes drained old oil added new oil fresh gas and with a battery and clean plugs and cleaned points it fired up and is running great 5 years later

  

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capt freedomWed Feb-27-02 09:50 PM

  
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john, did u read myt message ?? let me know how it goes at e mail [email protected]

  

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waspfarmerTue Sep-03-02 12:31 AM
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Wow, great! I'd love to know more about this T.B.-Blaster stuf if you can still make it out on the lable (isolated in the imperialist boonies of Canada). MGB suspension bits are a Real Booger!!!! I suppose it's highly volatile and no good for extended-time applications like clutch cables ect., eh? I wonder how many ducks gave thier lives for T.B... er my Norton?

  

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orfunautoTue Sep-03-02 10:27 PM
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It's called PB Blaster. It's manufactured by B'LASTER/B.C.C.I. in Cleveland, OH. Telephone 1-800-858-6605 It's the best pentrant I've ever used. I once used it to un-stick the rings in a Ford 170 six cylinder. It smoked and used oil, but I was told the engine was rebuilt before the vehicle was put in a museum were it sat for several years after being only stopped and started but never driven. I sprayed PB Blaster in each cylinder and let it sit over night. I then changed oil and drove the car for about twenty miles. It smoked like hell for the first five miles and then started to clean up. It has not used a drop of oil since the "treatment".

I've also used it in the restoration of several old cars, and it has never failed me. No, I don't own stock in the company. I like to tell others about good products I have used!

  

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LGHARRMon Mar-13-06 04:06 PM
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Captain freedom is absolutly right about PB Blaster! The stuff is amazing. My introduction came in the form of industrial use and has become a way of life. A 6"high pressure steam coupling in the line, unmolested for years and rusted solid. three two hundred plus pound men hanging from a three foot pipe wrench with an eight foot cheater pipe and it wouldn't budge. Liberally sprayed with PB Blaster and a 20 Minute coffee break and when we applied the same force it spun loose as if by hand and three men went flying in various directions. Very Funny except I damaged my backside which tempered the laughter.

  

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Eduardo PerezMon Jun-16-03 11:34 AM

  
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Hi Jonh!

Just to tell you that you have a great Triples forum at www.triplesonline.com

  

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Nigel CardwellSun Nov-14-04 06:53 PM

  
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I know this sounds unbelievable but I swear this is the ticket for seized pistons. I even tried to get a chemist to help me try to figure out what the active ingredient in this is but unfortunately without success.
OK are you ready ............don’t laugh!!!
Molasses is what you want to be using. It's the sticky syrup stuff that farmers sometimes mix with cattle fodder in Ireland.
I had dabbled in restoration of stationary engines dating anything from 1918 up and after breaking a few crowns out of pistons along the way by knocking the pistons back and forward for a few weeks increasing the force little by little and using every conceivable "loose all" type product on the market.
I eventually met and old man at a vintage rally one day and he told me to set the engine up on its end and pour molasses and warm water mixed on top of the piston. (I believe it was a very large Bamford engine with a 5-6 inch diameter piston I was working on at the time and piston was not even attempting to move a millimeter) "Use the molasses he told me and put a cushion on the garage floor for the piston will drop out and smash if it hits the ground" he said with a laugh though I knew he was serious.
Off I went to my uncle who was a cattle farmer and got a jar of molasses mixed it up with a drop of warm water to make a fairly runny sticky solution and poured it into the 6 inch bore of the Bamford and left it for a few days and sure enough when I went back and hit it a tap with the hammer and a lump of wood it moved 1/2 and inch first tap. I had it out in 10 minutes. Unbelievable I know but since then I have used it again and again with great success.

Just now as I type this I searched the web and found this site for any non-believers.

www.steamengine.com.au/ic/faq/mollasis.html

  

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