Re: Did my china girl blow up??
If I understand you correctly, the engine is seized and the crank will not turn? If that's the case I doubt a small sliver / shaving, as you describe it, would be enough to bind it that much. If its bound tight enough to stop your rear wheel from turning I'm thinking you have more serious issues than a small piece of gasket material wedged. Keep us posted; this is an interesting problem.
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