Using the Hydraulic Method on a Headless

Using a grease gun and the hydraulic method to free the stuck piston on a headless 1918 1-1/2 HP Fairbanks-Morse.

A close-up of the piston and connecting rod moments after coming out of the cylinder. The rod is rusted almost completely through. A couple of gentle twists would easily break it off. On the bright side, the piston and rings looked better than expected!
Photo by Mark Schwab