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Old 10-24-2019, 09:12 PM   #21
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'Soft as cheese...' - I believe it.
I looked at the body for something to salvage..but no dice,ended up buying the chassis..fresh engine with nice babbit,transmission and rear end excellent,mitchell OD,pro built backing plates with woven shoes and cast iron drums,front axle tight,f100 steering box..all for half of what a new mitchell costs.When I tore it down and saw what I had I was giddy as a school girl..
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:54 PM   #22
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Iíll bet the valves are sticking open from old varnished fuel residue.
This is my guess also.
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:38 AM   #23
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I'm sure you have checked, but I will ask anyway, is your compression gauge operating properly?
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:23 AM   #24
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Don't spend a lot of time "guessing". You're going to tear it apart anyway, right?
If you don't plan om tearing it down then you can spend a lot of time and money chasing the "gremlins"... Either way, "Enjoy the adventure"... Chap
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:54 PM   #25
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Took the valve cover plate off today and saw 4 sticking valves. Took the head off and with a little persuasion got all valves freed up and moving. One stuck valve in each cylinder will certainly give zero compression in all 4 cylinders
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:07 PM   #26
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Took the valve cover plate off today and saw 4 sticking valves. Took the head off and with a little persuasion got all valves freed up and moving. One stuck valve in each cylinder will certainly give zero compression in all 4 cylinders
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I don't like to say I told you so but I will. Pls have another look at post #3.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:27 PM   #27
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I guess the valves really weren't going up and down.
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