Robbie wrote: `so i beat the piston with a sledge hammer and a peice of wood to remove the cylinder and broke the crankshaft free with a Ratchet. '
You escaped fortunately. It still runs after a sledgehammer? You must have used it very judiciously, or it is a 3 lb.baby sledge?
For everyone out there, this was risky.
Anyway, glad you have it running and you might wanna check the upper and lower bearing play on that piston before it does any damage.