I got a 1975 E150 Van with a 351w and a C6 in it. I left it for about 3 weeks and the temperature dropped from like 40s and 50s to like 20s and 30s.
Now it wont start or move by hand.
I know it may have had a loose timing belt with a rough idle.
I know the transmission leaks from the bell housing. I inspected the flywheel where the starter stopped and it slightly round, but doesn’t seem like it is so bad to stop the starter from turning it. I checked one plug and have spark. The battery is good.
This is the series of events…
I got in it and cranked it. I slammed the starter once and have since replaced it. The starter gears were worn. It kicked over a little bit but wouldn’t start up. It was leaking gas out the bottom of the carb and flooded.
I replaced the starter and rebuilt the carb. Charged the batteries. Pulled two plugs. One was wet with gas.
It would turn sometimes over then stop. Now completely stuck. I’ve pulled the plugs and can’t move it by hand either way.
I’m thinking the valves are stuck or the timing belt is wrapped around the gears or something… Any ideas?