OK, I've been fighting a smoking/oil consumption problem with the ('63)
289 in our convertible. I believe the valve guides/seals are OK. I've
isolated the problem to one cylinder (right front), but the compression
is fine in that cylinder.
So, the first question-is it possible/probable to have good compression,
but bad oil control? I'm thinking maybe a broken oil control ring, or
maybe the gaps are all lined up?
Second question-is it possible to pull the piston out the bottom (and
later replace it) without removing the head by just pulling the pan and
removing the rod bolts?
Any suggestions/insights would be appreciated.