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I was only worried about elbows down, and I washed thoroughly with dishwashing soap* in the sink shortly after the event. I heard some long time ago that you have about 45 minutes minimum to get that stuff off your skin and you should be OK. It was about thirty minutes before I got washed up, and with no issues today, I think I'm fine.

The only thing bothering me now is my thumb is still swollen and hurts way more than it should from such a small wound. I think I broke the tip of a thorn off inside. :facepalm:Here, have some roses they said. They're beautiful, they said.   Haha!!

*We usually use Dawn, but couldn't get it last time we needed soap, so we're currently using Palmolive.

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After a completely unprofitable amount of time, I have this:
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I mistakenly made the slot a little wider than I wanted. I was aiming for .210, but I got about .230. I think it'll be fine for what you're trying to do. Just don't misinterpret the initial backlash "take-up" for movement of your crank.

It should go out Monday.

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10 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

After a completely unprofitable amount of time, I have this:
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P1170056.JPG

I mistakenly made the slot a little wider than I wanted. I was aiming for .210, but I got about .230. I think it'll be fine for what you're trying to do. Just don't misinterpret the initial backlash "take-up" for movement of your crank.

It should go out Monday.

Excellent!! What does that translate to in beer???

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LOL!!! You don't even want to know!

So I decided to go ahead and make it square. I have no idea where the key(s) ended up on your blocks and I was worried that the two flat design would always put the flats in an inconvenient location for putting the wrench on it and getting leverage. It's 2.4 inches square, so your 2.5 wrench should fit fine.

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2 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

LOL!!! You don't even want to know!

So I decided to go ahead and make it square. I have no idea where the key(s) ended up on your blocks and I was worried that the two flat design would always put the flats in an inconvenient location for putting the wrench on it and getting leverage. It's 2.4 inches square, so your 2.5 wrench should fit fine.

It's always good when your tool is big enough.

It would be interesting to see if i can afford the quantity of beer you can hold...just you! Not you and Cliff!!

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I'm anxious to know if it fits!! You mean I have to wait until the weekend???   :ph34r:

I was also thinking about your frozen motor dilemma... I was wondering if a couple tablespoons of evaporust in each of the bores might help break down any rust between the walls and the rings. It's aluminum safe, so pistons would be OK. Do you have the oil pans off?

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4 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

I'm anxious to know if it fits!! You mean I have to wait until the weekend???   :ph34r:

I was also thinking about your frozen motor dilemma... I was wondering if a couple tablespoons of evaporust in each of the bores might help break down any rust between the walls and the rings. It's aluminum safe, so pistons would be OK. Do you have the oil pans off?

Possibly...

I had wondered if there were a product that would help break down the corrosion and not damage the pistons

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The Evaporust stuff won't work on generic corrosion. It only works on "real" rust (iron oxide). It a chelating agent and I'm no chemist, but from what I've read It works by actually dissolving the iron oxide and putting it into solution. So if the problem is real rust on the steel cylinder walls and steel rings, it might help. But if the problem is white corrosion on aluminum pistons jamming up the works, then I don't think it will do much to help.

The reason I was asking about the oil pan is that evaporust and similar stuff is water based and will (hopefully?) run past the rings and end up in the pan. You might not want a bunch of tablespoons of anything water based in the pan.

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