From my "I bought a car
From my "I bought a car" thread..
"Honestly it's hard to call on the compression...had several knock down drag outs with veteran techs over "how to" do a proper comp. test only to conclude how few actually can perform a real and valid test and arrive at meaningful results."
The mechanic admitted that he did not get what he felt were "good readings" on the two cylinders which were low. After they replaced the clutch and WP, he reset all the carbs, and points on the rear bank, ran the test again and got readings withing 5-10lbs of each cylinder.
He also said since the tune up, WP, Clutch change and they've driven it a little that it's running great, pulls strong in all gears and he thinks I've got a great car. He said they went through everything so I'd have a good trip home and thinks we'll make it with no problems.
Damn, I can't wait. I pick it up tomorrow morning and start the drive home. My flight leaves in 3-1/2 hrs.