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    Run your measurements though a calculator. Compression will really depend on how far the piston is below the block deck surface. Most are about .005-.010”, but I’ve heard some are closer to zero. A stock bore engine, piston .008” below deck, 58cc heads, -6cc valve relieve pistons and a .037” head gasket will put you at 9.4:1. If the short block is in good condition it will last just fine without a power added at that compression.
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    I got an engine stand from HF for $35. Pretty cheap really. Can always use the 20% coupon that's always available (I did).
    83 5.0 GT. Quicker than it looks! 10:1 (or just over) 306, Motorsport a332 cam, 140A alt, t5 conv, 8.8 w/ 3.27's, Edel rpm, alum rad, very worked e7's, Holley SA carb, etc... SOLD IT!!!!

    Now have a 1981 Granada!

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    Appreciate all the input. Mileage? It might actually be a 69,000 original mile car (due to 5 digit odometer). It's in tremendous shape. Unfortunately the guy I bought it from didn't have a whole lot of history on it.

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