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OK, thanks Philip. It does sound like a big drop just via rings (unless as I said, they are very worn) but I know nothing about the V12 engines. In truth, I don't know much more about the straight 6 I have! But I try.
Don't understand how cranking speed can change the pressures? You are concentrating a starting volume into a smaller one. Regardless of speed, the compression is surely the same? Unless it is so slow that pressure is being lost during the compression, but then you'd have to have very poor rings? Or ...
Good advice about books, but nothing beats talking to a knowledgeable owner. Contact a forum member near you and arrange a meet up would be a good idea - most people would be happy to help.
Much has been said about the cost of painting a car and our default stance is around £15k. I personally wouldn't paint a car for less than £100k (that gives you the opportunity to repaint it if and when the paint fails). I guess that meant to be £10k Angus? Not coming to you otherwise! :bigrin: