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  1. Is this a good idea?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Is it "okay enough" to use two head gaskets to raise head and relieve too much compression on probably twice shaved head already installed? :) Appreciate any comments about potential of this simple maybe easy fix. Please don't be shy.
  2. Shaving or skimming the head for more compression

    1900, 2000 & 2600 (1950-1968)
    Hi all, In the process of rebuilding the engine for our 102, we had pistons made that are 9 to 1 compression which was the highest Venolia could make for us, but we would really like to get to 9.5 to 1 if we can. Next thought is to shave the head a bit. Does anyone know how much can safely be...
  3. Low compression in #1 cyl on 1986 Graduate

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi All, New to the board and Alfas. Picked up a 1986 Graduate in Eugene, OR, running on three cylinders and the compression check showed cyls 1-4 to be at: 50/160/160/160. Is this catastrophic? Any ideas on what could be the cause? out-of-adjustment/stuck intake valve? Add'l info: 50K on...
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