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Old 11-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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md205- When I was stationed at NAWS PT. Mugu I use to use a shop in Oxnard off of 5th street and Oxnard Blvd. I don't remember the name off hand (I want to it's next to Napa) but they did a reasonable job. I suggest if you are going to do this, then spend the 1100.00 or so to have it done right. There are plenty of mustang guys left in the area..........
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:27 PM   #32 (permalink)
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How would I do a wet/dry comparison?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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How would I do a wet/dry comparison?
Easy. Pull the plugs, and do a normal compression test, write down the results. That's dry. Now do it again, only before each cylinder, put a couple of good squirts of motor oil in each cylinder. Write the results on the same page. If the results from the first test are high and in spec, the second should be slightly higher, also in spec. If the first test had low cylinders, and they went up for the second, you have a ring problem. If they did not go up much in the second, you have a valve problem.
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Ok I'll check that
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #35 (permalink)
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If your compression is fine and all you need are new valve seals installed then I would do them on the car and not mess with pulling the heads. If it runs good then I'd drive it. Poke around some swap meets and pick up a set of heads that you can do a DIY porting to along with increasing the valve sizes and when done simply do a swap. I ran across a set of C6 castings a couple weeks ago with one bent valve but all new springs and rocker arms for $20 for the pair.
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If your compression is fine and all you need are new valve seals installed then I would do them on the car and not mess with pulling the heads.
Yep. It's not even hard with the right tools. Can be done in 2-3 hours.
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