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    Aaaaand?

    Aaaaand?
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    [Engine] Do you need a hug, Dave? 'Cause you seem like you...

    Do you need a hug, Dave? 'Cause you seem like you could use a hug.
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    [Engine] Don't argue with him - he has a mustache!

    Don't argue with him - he has a mustache!
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    I'd go ahead and do it then. Shouldn't take more...

    I'd go ahead and do it then. Shouldn't take more than an a few hours after a good overnight soak in some kind of cleaner.
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    Would you be comfortable with rebuilding the carb...

    Would you be comfortable with rebuilding the carb entirely?
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    I'd strongly consider taking the carb completely...

    I'd strongly consider taking the carb completely off the car and cleaning out all of the passages. Several times.
  7. Owen, you need to dial your timing WAY back; you...

    Owen, you need to dial your timing WAY back; you are far, far into danger territory.
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    [For Sale] No, it's a Renault Z7U (2.5 liter engine)...

    No, it's a Renault Z7U (2.5 liter engine) manifold with provisions for EFI.
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    How come no one has suggested the real fix for...

    How come no one has suggested the real fix for these problems?

    LS swap.
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    Yes, you ARE delicious... 58479

    Yes, you ARE delicious...

    58479
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    Do not time by ear! Do not time by ear! Do not...

    Do not time by ear! Do not time by ear! Do not time by ear! That's a great way to potentially cause some serious damage to your engine.
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    Take it out for a nice evening on the town and it...

    Take it out for a nice evening on the town and it will engine swap it self.
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    Woohoo!

    Woohoo!
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    Hug me, Ron.

    Hug me, Ron.
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    Good choice doing the 'dry' test first. The wet...

    Good choice doing the 'dry' test first. The wet test will raise compression numbers. I've personally found dry to be more useful, but that's my experience only.

    If you end up needing to pull the...
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    Numbers are showing compression, which is good,...

    Numbers are showing compression, which is good, but man, those differences of ~30 PSI aren't good. I would suggest that you go get a combustion gas tester from your local parts store. I'm willing to...
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    Pretty much can guarantee you've lost compression...

    Pretty much can guarantee you've lost compression on at least one cylinder. At best, blown head gasket and warped head, at worst, screwed up piston rings.

    My recommended plan of action:

    Perform...
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    [For Sale] Paid for parts have all been shipped.

    Paid for parts have all been shipped.
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    [Engine] Please let me know what the compression numbers...

    Please let me know what the compression numbers are once you've done the test.
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    [For Sale] The following remain: Intake manifold $100...

    The following remain:

    Intake manifold $100 (shipping on this would likely be stupid expensive)
    Fuel mixture body, no distributor, no throttle body $100
    Valve covers, powder coated, $100
    Ported...
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    [For Sale] Valve covers & ECUs are sold

    Valve covers & ECUs are sold
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    [General] Finally tracked down a short that was preventing...

    Finally tracked down a short that was preventing my dash tachometer from working with the MSD ignition I'm running on my LS car. Real nice to have the dash tach working and being able to get rid of...
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    [For Sale] Coolant tank is sold

    Coolant tank is sold
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    [For Sale] Fuel pressure gauge is sold Valve covers are...

    Fuel pressure gauge is sold
    Valve covers are tentatively sold
    ECUs are tentatively sold

    Coolant tank has quite a bit of interest, waiting to hear back from the first person to express interest.
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    [Engine] Pic says invalid attachment?

    Pic says invalid attachment?
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