good tip! I will try that!
If you leave the pin in the freezer it will go in easier.
I tried that and the lml cylinder fins were still hitting the frame.. so I had to remove studs to get the cylinder off. and even with the studs off.. i still had to rotate the cylinder so exhaust port was facing out with piston fully bottomed out for it to come off. I wouldn't have been able to rotate the cylinder fins away from hitting the frame with studs in.
If you drop the back of the engine down the cylinder slides off with the studs on.
I did take note of which end of studs goes down.. the wider thread pattern as on these lml studs the top is a short thread pattern, bottom longer thread pattern.