I managed to get up to my dads house on Monday to grab some Sprint parts I need to help overcome a bad transmission (more later) and while I was there we spent two hours and pulled the pistons out of the 216 just to make sure there was no rust as suggested by a guy on the Stovebolt forum. You will remember the engine was stuck from sitting for years -but that I had managed with no small effort to turn it over. Something was making it stick and it’s not much work to pull the pistons out when the engine is on a stand with the head off. Why not?
Nice little stain like smokers teeth. Remember the smokers toothpaste commercial -‘imagine what smoking a pack a day will do your teeth?’ I always thought -imagine what it would do to your lungs. This is what #6 looked like when it dropped out of the hole.
It would have been nice to get everything all cleaned up and reassembled but I had a schedule to keep so I left it with everything apart on the bench. Maybe it will find it’s way back together before I go up for my next visit.