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  1. What I have learned is to look closely at the photos. If they are photos of defects and blemishes, then the seller may be trustworthy. If not, then assume that everything that is not in a photo is something the seller might not want you to see. It's so easy to make assumptions, since we'd all like the cars we want to buy to be perfect. When you speak with the seller, don't miss an opportunity to ask them questions that you already know the answer to, just to see how they respond. It's easy to confuse courtesy with honesty. For myself, buying without seeing is a gambl
  2. The spreader is in remarkably good shape. Maybe they only used it for Sunday drives.
  3. If you are an international spy but can't afford an Aston Martin with built-in rocket launchers, this could be an affordable alternative. Seen on FaceBook Marketplace for sale in VA.
  4. You'll find a wealth of information on this website https://p15-d24.com/ There is also a blog there called "Keeping up with the AOK Boys" Within that blog is a 4 part section on aftermarket dual carb manifolds. You can find and identify yours there. The gentleman who authored that blog is very knowledgeable about those manifolds....they are in the process of manufacturing an improved version right now. As a previous poster mentioned, you need to have two carbs that are exactly the same, and then have them tuned exactly alike as well.
  5. You mentioned the noise sounding like a heat shield. A loose muffler baffle could sound like that, but you wouldn't see or feel anything loose.
  6. Thanks. Or I could just hold the paper in my fingers I suppose. It was a gadget that caught my eye. I miss seeing the inventions that small time manufacturers used to come up with, as well as their ads. It wasn't that long ago.
  7. Does anyone own a "Kee Sanding Harp", a neat little device made in CalifornKa in the early 2000's ? It looked sort of like a small bucksaw frame, but held narrow emery paper strips. It looks like a handy tool. I came across an ad for it in an old magazine.
  8. Regarding the spacers on the motor mounts, as another poster pointed out, they were dropped into the rubber cushions from above...not easy to do if the engine is in place. You'd have to lift the engine 3". Better to separate the washers from the tube and install it piecemeal. Mine were press fit and swaged. Some are apparently welded. Either way, you just want the tube to prevent over-tightening the bolt. The original design allowed a bit of clearance so that the lower rubber wasn't even snug. That's what helps the mount absorb vibration. Installed correctly, the engine is free to hop up and d
  9. WPVT

    Compression test

    Thanks. I suspect there could be wear in an intake valve or stem, which may have caused the valve to hang up when I slowly rotated the engine by hand. It isn't a problem that manifests itself while the engine is running, or even while it's being cranked at starter speed. But thank you for your interest and for your opinion.
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    Compression test

    Thanks. The sticking valve has never manifested itself while the engine is running, or even when the engine is cranked by the starter during a compression test. I only experienced it when I was slowly rotating the engine by hand to do the leak down test.
  11. WPVT

    Compression test

    I've been doing a lot of reading regarding compression testing and leak down testing. Although there are differing opinions about many aspects of both, I think I understand the basics at this point. Although the engine runs pretty well, my testing shows I seem to have a problem with cylinder #5. It's consistently 10-15 lbs lower than the other cylinders on a compression test. A leak down test I did last week showed it leaking more than the other cylinders...80% as opposed to 15% in the other cylinders. On all the cylinders the slight leakage hiss can be heard coming from the crankcase and
  12. WPVT

    Compression test

    Well....not quite the final note. Turns out my leak down tester had a design flaw. Once I sort out all that I've read about leak down testing, I'll try the test again. It's turning into a useful education.
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    Compression test

    A final note...I used a leak down tester and tested the engine cylinders today. All were at 90-95%, so I'm satisfied that everything is OK. I think the leak down test eliminated some of the variables I was dealing with using the compression tester. Thanks for all of the helpful input.
  14. WPVT

    Compression test

    I've never seen the need to change it. It starts with less than one revolution of the engine. Thanks for your question though. Nobody designed the starter system to operate without plugs in the engine. I'll do the test with one or two plugs in, just to slow it down a bit.
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    Compression test

    Thanks. The engine spins pretty fast with no plugs, so I figure the Bendix is just doing its job. It may also have to do with the gear ration between the starter and flywheel. All of which is immaterial to the compression test. I get pretty even numbers with the plugs in. Not much difference with a wet test. I'm getting around 100 instead of 120 that the specs call for, so I thought with plugs out it might make for a higher reading. Bottom line is there's nothing wrong with the engine...it runs fine.
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