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Freeing a 350 block that sat for 15 years

I have a 350 Block that was rebuilt and had very few miles on it and then it ended up sitting for about 15+ years and is frozen solid. I took the heads off totally and have soaked in Marvel Oil and tapped on the pistons with a board but still wont budge. Any tricks or is it best to just pull it out totally and send it to a shop to be ultrasonically cleaned in a solution that will free it up?

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There is an article in our the hotrodders.com wiki about freeing a stuck engine. not sure if you have looked at it or not but just in case you haven't
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http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...a_stuck_engine
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We recently had the same problem and found success by dealing with the cylinders one at a time. After extended soaking with WD40, we pulled the crank out and then gently whacked the cylinders out from the rod side using a piece of wood and a dead blow hammer. By doing it this way, we at least minimized the risks to one cylinder at a time.
Good luck.
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