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[T3] Impact Wrench compression testing.....

...don't try it at home.  

You may recall a few weeks ago I asked about performing a compression test on 
an engine on my bench using an impact wrench to spin the motor over.  Well I 
tried it the other day and proceeded to just gall the threads on my fan bolt. 
 The engine did not turn over once.

So I just tore it down...I was going to anyway.  Going to wash the parts 
tomorrow and get everything ready for shipping to RIMCO for case work and 
balancing.  Then have to get the order in to Gene Berg for the full flow 
stuff.  Hoping to have the engine done in the next couple of months so I can 
get some miles on it before the pilgrimage to Parma.

BTW, I did a compression check on the engine in the Square and came up with 
115, 110, 95, and 100 on Numbers 1,2,3,4 respectively.  The spark plugs all 
look nice and tan to light brown.  I am going to check the valves this 
weekend and the head stud torque on the right bank.  Considering the engine 
has 95K mile on it and sat for 10 years in a shed before bring fired up this 
summer without a major overhaul, I am pretty happy.  It make good power, runs 
smooth, starts easy.  Can't ask for much more.

John Jaranson
'71 FI Auto Fasty (Jane)
'66 Squareback (???)
About Half A Late Square (Organ Donor)

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