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how the heck do ya get a gravely to turn over?

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I carefully wrapped the rope around the pulley and with a world of confidence pulled the end of it. The pulley didn't move. So I tried again it still didn't move. I thought that by some wild chance the engine was seized up. I removed the head and everything was fine. So I need help is there a compression release on a model L or is there just a certain way to pull on the rope? Please help.
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Sorry to hear that.

No compression release on these old gems, unless you consider the occasional stuck exhaust valve a compression release.

It sounds to me like either the rings are siezed to the cylinder or there is a problem in the crankcase.

It should turn over pretty easily.

Let us know what you find or post some more if you need help.
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