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I was just testing the waters to see if valve seals may be a common problem. I will focus on upgrading to DUI distributors, fresh wires, plugs, oil, disable the chokes and ensure the valves are set correctly though I set them just this past spring.
I will also replace the intakes as both developed leaks in the exhaust crossovers. I made a temporary fix with 2 part metal epoxy 5 years ago and its still holding but its time to swap them out. I was thinking of Edelbrock performers but found a pair of OEMs in good shape. I will hit the gym to bulk up before trying to swap em out.