So it looks like when a previous owner rebuilt the engine, they reused the old piston rings, which resulted in them not sealing properly, which is why my engine wasn’t running well. I’ve bought new rings for all the pistons, so rather than replacing the rings on just the one piston, I’m going to try to do all of them just to be safe. But it’s going pretty well at the moment, I’ve almost got the intake manifold off and the other cylinder head with it. There is a broken bolt I’ll have to deal with, but otherwise it’s not too bad. I’m looking forward to actually putting things back together one day...

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