1973 Mustang – Project SportsRoof – Compression Test Part II

This is the wrap up on the compression testing for the 1973 Mustang w/ a 1972 351 Cleveland power plant.

You’ll might have notices that I referred to the remote tester, which is my code for remote starter…yeah…that’s it!!!

All of these tests were dry test and I should have done a wet test on cylinder 2 to help determine if the rings were shot,  I’m thinking it’s just a valve issue.

The left bank of cylinders looked like this:

Cylinder 5 (front right) – 160

Cylinder 6 – 155

Cylinder 7 – 160

Cylinder 8 – 140

Here are the videos.

Cylinder 5

Cylinder 6


Cylinder 7


Cylinder 8


Those are some pretty good numbers.  But the heads will have to come off and sent out for a spa day…UNLESS…I replace them with something else?   Like?????

Thanks for reading.




1973 Mustang – Project SportsRoof – Compression Test Part I

I’ve done all the clean up and all the adjustments necessary to get a good reading on the health of the ’72 351C engine in my 1973 Mustang. The next step is to check.

1973 Mustang Project Sportsroof – Engine Walk-Through.

There is a quick walk-through of the 351C tucked between the fenders of the 1973 Mustang Sportsroof. (It took about 5 takes to get this video…a slight improvement.

1973 Mustang – Project SportsRoof – Money!!

#ProjectSportsRoof will be the way I want it, which I haven’t nailed down yet, so suggest way by dropping me a comment (got your crate motor idea swimming around in my head, Bill) and that will happen fast or slow and cost …

1973 Mustang – Project Sportsroof – Leaks, Pertronix …

Continuing on with the leaks and Pertronix install on the 351C, below you’ll see the cleaned up valve covers (BTW – only the right side was leaking – which may explain.


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