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  1. Engine
    so my 74 chevy pickup has been bogging down when it gets up to around 40 mph and sometimes it wont even go past 10 mph. did a compression test,(v8 engine) and on the dry tests, the pistons produced around 120-130 psi. Pistons 3 and 5 produced 105 and 110. From what i read, it could be a blown...
  2. Engine
    I have started by 1940 Desoto for what Im guessing in over 10 years. The oil looked fresh and had good even compression readings. Oiled the cylinders and spun a few times before the first start. Car is not overheating but I do notice blowby through the filler neck white smoke from the...
  3. Hotrodding Basics
    Hi All, I need to do a compression test on an LT1 engine that has been removed from the vehicle. Can it still be done following the same steps as for an engine that is still in a car? Presently, the engine is on a stand with all the accessories and harness still attached. Thanks in...
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