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  1. ant31

    Compression test

    Came home and poured a little oil in 1 and 2. Re-tested the compression on both. It came up 10 lbs on each. 35lbs on both.
  2. ant31

    Compression test

    Sorry, it is a Model A ford stock engine. I just installed it, didn't assemble it except for the oil pump, pan, and water pump. Plug wires are correct. Impossible to get wrong on a Model A. No, didn't hear it run first. Timing is correct.
  3. I bought an engine that supposedly was a rebuilt several years back and minimal mileage. I assembled everything and tried to start it and couldn't get more than 1 or 2 cylinders to fire. Gas is getting there and good spark on all 4 plugs. Soooooooo, I decided to do a compression test. 1 and 2 have 25lbs, and 3 & 4 have 45 lbs of compression. What's next. I didn't see any signs of cracks when I assembled it. Should I be pulling the head and the first 2 pistons? TIA
  4. Anyone know the year of the number above? tia
  5. Thanks, I'll do that. I would like the block to be close to my frame number if possible.
  6. Pulled rod caps pushed pistons out. Block still in car, haven't removed it yet. Crank turns fine.
  7. Looking for a 1931 Model A engine. Any help appreciated. tia
  8. ant31

    Engine froze

    And your point is???
  9. ant31

    Engine froze

    Correction!!! In 2009, I did NOT wait until mid 2011 to start the car. I tried immediately after reassembly of the head.
  10. ant31

    Engine froze

    I have no idea how that sleeve bottom got damaged. The only thing I hammered on was the underside of the pistons. The engine never ran with water in the oil, but it did get in there while trying to start it. Water most likely got in past head gasket when trying to start. The rod bearings and crank shaft all look good, no apparent damage. 2 valves stick.
  11. ant31

    Engine froze

    Just pulled the pistons, seems like #2 sleeve is a bit damaged. Wondering if I need to pull the engine. There's a stuck valve too. see pics.
  12. ant31

    Engine froze

    I always ran antifreeze. No flooding anywhere. After I cleaned the head and pistons, I may have not torqued the head down enough and saw water seeping past head gasket drivers side. I think pushing up the pistons is the next plan.
  13. ant31

    Engine froze

    The photo to the right was an older photo posted by mistake. I did not get it free. Still frozen.
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