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Compression problems? Here's a tool you shouldn't be without | Hagerty Media

I got a message last week from my friend Craig Fitzgerald, asking for help with his 1965 Corvair Monza. As president of the New England Motor Press Association and editor-in-chief at, Craig has his hands in a number of automotive-related pies. But not surprisingly, we have the most fun when we're just two regular car guys.
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Another thing to keep in mind is that tightening things up on the top end of a worn engine can cause grief on the lower end. I read this in Road & Track in the Seventies and I saw it happen to my brother's car. After rebuilding the heads the car began to burn a lot of oil.

A typically good article by Rob, although I must say that when I first saw the photo of the car in the garage, I thought, "you're looking in the wrong end of a Corvair for compression problems, guys!"  😄