Would like some feedback on what is causing this problem. I have a 83 Express and the starting system will freeze up.
The starting system is not the spring wound version but rather the more conventional motorcycle style.
Anyway, when cranking it, the engine will spin over [and run to] but then will seize to a stop. I removed the LCover and am able to spin the flywheel in reverse and forward so the piston is definitely not seizing up.
Furthermore, when rotating the crankshaft the correct direction [clockwise when viewd from the left side], it will about 1 or 2 turns before locking up. I haven't removed the drive wheel clutch assembly but I can't tell that anything is locking up in that area.
My luck it is a crankshaft bearing but it doesn't feel or sound like that. It only has 1021 miles on it.