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Compression check question for '72 Triumph

2wrench

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What kind(s) of compressions should I be hoping to
see in a used '72 Triumph engine?

If the compression numbers are okay, I might just go
for buying a used running engine (and grabbing the overdrive
tranny in the deal) and hoping for the best.

Overview is this: Do not have the cash for a new engine.
Hope this will carry me long enough to build yet another
engine, over time.

I would prefer to buy new.....just don't have $5,000
laying around to do so.

Wish me luck. I'm checking the car/engine/tranny
tommorrow morning.
 

TexasKnucklehead

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The numbers will depend on a lot of things. You need to be sure to use the same method to measure each cylinder, and the numbers you read should be within 5 or 10 lbs of each other across all cylinders.

Good luck.
 
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