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The engine got a complete tear down due to low compression. The overall condition of the engine turned out to be astonishingly good. Cylinder walls still had the original cross-hatching from when the engine was built. The low compression was due to a previous mechanic adjusting the valves too tight, and it caused a little wear to the valves and seats. Just a little bit of light lapping was all it took to restore the valves to good sealing. Rings were well within specs for a new engine, but I found some new-old stock standard rings for $40 on eBay, so I replaced them anyway.

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