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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-26-2007, 10:58 PM
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Posted By JohnG
* what do your plugs look like if you pull a...

* what do your plugs look like if you pull a couple?
* how much oil (i.e. a quart every XXX miles) are you using?
* have you checked that nothing is leaking onto an exhaust component ? (like the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-25-2007, 10:48 AM
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Posted By JohnG
John, my break-in was almost identical to yours...

John, my break-in was almost identical to yours with the same kind of results. It works!!

When Pete said his compression came up to 180 when he squirted oil in the cylinders, that got my attention...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-24-2007, 07:33 AM
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Posted By JohnG
the fumes out of the hood scooop are probably...

the fumes out of the hood scooop are probably coming from the oil filler cap, which does breathe. If you look at the underside of the hood in that area you may find film from fumes.

I guess the key...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2007, 09:42 PM
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Posted By JohnG
major question: did you use new pistons??? If...

major question: did you use new pistons???

If so, ignore the rest. If not then you have the possibility that the grooves in the pistons are worn vertically and gas and oil are going around the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-23-2007, 11:16 AM
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Posted By JohnG
Three questions: * how many miles on your motor...

Three questions:

* how many miles on your motor since you rebuilt it?
* what type of rings? (cast iron or chrome moly)
* what weight and type of oil?

You could squirt some oil in the cylinders and...
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