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How is it locked up? did you pull the skarkplugs and try it?? remove the valve cover and see if all the stays are in place and you did not drop a valve. if the crackshaft is seized you will need a new engine, if its in the top end replacing a head is not a big deal, but you have to find out why its locked first

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