How to Unseize an Engine!

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  • Published on:  Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • In this Episode of Classicmustangs429 we dive deep into Diesel.... wait what...?
    We purchased this ol 67 Cougar a couple months ago as a parts car for another cougar of ours... but the more we looked at it, the more we began to feel sorry for its future of neglected. This old cat needed a second wind, but how? Its got a Stuck 289... rotted frame... what could possibly be done? How about Unseizing the engine? There's lots of people who go through the process of pouring fluids down the cylinder only to have no luck in the end... So we thought, what can be done to take things one or a few steps further? Strip the heads off... but that doesn't mean it'll free up! What else could possibly be done?
    Well, what's everyone's go to when removing rusted stubborn nuts/ bolts? You Guess It! Oxy-Acetylene! We put the heat to this 289SBF and make it free once again! Anyone could've said, Scrap it... went and picked up a 5.0L roller engine and called it a day! But I wanted to do this as a little experiment! Will it run... I don't see why not! Will it run great? Probably not, but like I said... most would've sent it to the metal scrap! Anyways stay tuned for the next episode to see if we can get this Ol Cougar to purr once again!

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  • Al Bore

    Al Bore

     16 hours ago

    I have used Diesel fuel many times to unstick an engine that did not have water in the cylinders. It works most every time. Pull the Plugs and squirt the Diesel fuel into the cylinders and let it sit for a few days and then try to turn the crank.

  • Daver G

    Daver G

     17 hours ago

    Just my way of doing things, if I'm going to be working on a filthy old engine the first thing I do is give it a very good shampoo and degrease.

  • Amy Hepker

    Amy Hepker

     17 hours ago

    I have FORD Blue Blood in my veins, I had a 1968 Cougar that was froze up, I will tell you what, I cannot believe that you put that much heat on that engine. The Cougar I had was also a 289. What I did was to take off the fan and I used a Breaker bar that was about 18" long, I had no movement so like you I tried forcing it, but she would not turn over. What I did next was I put a Good Battery in it hooked op the cables and I stood on the breaker bar and crossed the solenoid and the started kick in and broke the motor loose. I much would have rather seen you do that instead of use a Torch. Work Smarter, not harder

  • B C

    B C

     4 days ago

    This is actually the same car I’m working on 😝

  • James Day

    James Day

     6 days ago

    I WOULD NEVER BUY A CAR THAT HASN'T BEEN COMPLETELY GONE THROUGH. UNSTICKING THEM ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH IT WILL FAIL. YOU NEED TO OVERHAUL EVERY CAR THAT HAS SAT FOR 20 YRS. OR MORE OR IT WILL FAIL. DO NOT EXPECT A CAR THAT HAS SAT FOR YRS. TO BE RELIABLE.

  • William Vaughan

    William Vaughan

     6 days ago

    And it was probably only a stuck starter bindex. Lmao

  • Muscle Madness

    Muscle Madness

     6 days ago

    I'll butter her biscuits!!!!

  • a1wireless1964

    a1wireless1964

     7 days ago +2

    Method I've used for years, my dad was a mechanic up into the 1950s 1 gallon diesel, 1qt kerosene 1qt ATF works like a charm every time whether it's a car boat tractor or lawn mower

  • {// WTF! //}

    {// WTF! //}

     7 days ago +1

    ... the "Cougars" I come across at my local watering hole on a Saturday night usually don't need to be "loosened up"...

  • Robert Jennings

    Robert Jennings

     7 days ago

    What about your Moms driveway?

  • ProjectCars101

    ProjectCars101

     7 days ago

    hope your building up more projects for us lol u havent uploaded in a while

  • broomsterm

    broomsterm

     7 days ago

    If you were going to rebuild the engine anyway, why go through all this crap?

  • Impact's Garage and Gaming

    Impact's Garage and Gaming

     14 days ago

    @classicmustangs429 Hey man I'm the guy with the rough green Mopar from 2019 Power Tour. Nice work saving this motor! I never throw good cars or parts away unless all hope is truly lost. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZP0zGUZS6E&lc=z23xevwihyfxtxkunacdp43154tdo5uenfrv4ud0e5tw03c010c

  • Mark Yates

    Mark Yates

     14 days ago

    I have been around cars and engines for all 58 years of my life and that is the first time I have ever seen a Victor cutting torch used to break a stick engine!
    WTF

  • johnny Macon

    johnny Macon

     14 days ago

    You guys are crazy as HELL LoL 🤔😂🤣

  • William Lincoln

    William Lincoln

     14 days ago

    I always use Liquid wrench sprayed into the plug holes liberally. Wait a day or two.remove starter and pry against teeth on flywheel.

  • Peter Bustin

    Peter Bustin

     14 days ago

    12:07 You should've said "What difference does it make ??" aka Hillary Clinton. Its great your saving these great cars by the way !

  • Tino Macias

    Tino Macias

     14 days ago

    Bold spots on the legs means your pants rub the most at ..kinda means 1 leg is a little bigger then the other
    Happens 2 me

  • Pat Sisco

    Pat Sisco

     14 days ago

    Congrats. You just spent a ton of time and a few dollars for a smoky ass engine...Pull and rebuild that shit

  • Justin Phillips

    Justin Phillips

     14 days ago +1

    Just needs a frame and she’s ready to go another few years