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Author Topic:   i'm stumped
posted May 15, 2002 09:23 PM
ok heres my deal
406 12-1 comp 530 solid cam camel hump heads 6 inch rods.
its getting fire and getting fuel,it is timed at 36 (well it was last year and hasnt been touched).all the valvetrain is working.
my engine builder told me to do a compression check.all cylinders were below 80 except for one.# 7 was 130.
are the rings "stuck" as my engine builder suggested?

dryslick racer
posted May 15, 2002 09:57 PM
Get your hands on a cylinder leakage tester and check it out before you tear into it blindly. You may have some rusted valves and/or seats.

posted May 16, 2002 07:42 PM
thanx guys.racer35.i tried that last nite just before i pulled it.its loaded in the back of my truck now and i;m dropping it off at the builders tomorrow.
looks like i'll have to use the little engine that could for awhile (383 w/11:1 and s/r torquers solid cam)

posted May 25, 2002 03:51 PM
Get yourself a cylinder leak down tester like dryslick said a stop the guess work. I would throw the compression guage in the garbage.

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