Tore my engine dow a little further.
I took the rear cylinder and piston off of my engine this afternoon.
I soon realized why the engine is so hard to turn over.
The rear rod is seized to the crank, and the front rod bearing is gone.
There is a good 1/8 play in the front rod, so now I know where the copper shavings come from. I had a good idea the rod bearing was bad, but not that bad.
I'm waiting to find a bolt to pull the stator so I can get the front cylinder off so I can split the cases.
Damn! I was hoping for a better find, but I knew in the back of my head otherwise.
I will post pics as soon as I get the cases apart.
Back to court I go.