So, still learning – and hopefully continuing to do so for a lifetime. I found out why there wasn’t any compression. The piston rings were simply tapered, meaning that I should have paid more attention when mounting them. See an example here of tapered piston rings and how to mount them. Apparently I had mounted […]
Installing tapered bearings. A quick cooldown in the freezer, grease, and a bit of brute force seems to be a good combo so far.