Originally Posted by Goat Herder
Can't wait to see this thing run. What beautiful craftsmanship! Hydro lock stopping the motor mebbe dunno?
I just googled it and hydrolock might be the issue. I might be trapping water at the top of the cylinder. Maybe I need a petcock to drain off the water on warm-up until I have pure steam. I was thinking just rotate it until the water clears out, but I may well be inadvertently trapping water when I do that. That would give the dead stop effect for sure. Thanks for the insight.