2. Under the hood there is a small-block V-8 of unknown origin or specification. Attempts at getting it started proved futile. The engine took a while to get it to turn over, and once it did, it did so very slowly, even with a fully charged and brand new battery. I’m thinking that the piston rings may be frozen up, and that it isn’t generating any compression. While I have a compression tester, I called it a day, as I plan on swapping in a stick shift and possibly a late-model engine. It’s more than likely that this engine will go to the nearest craigslist buyer.