ok i finally had time to do the compression test today. the results were
cyl. 1, 135 psi
cyl. 2, 142 psi
cyl. 3, 132 psi
cyl. 4, 148 psi
it seams that the motor and its internals are A-OK, especially for the amount of miles that i have on her. lol i guess running 4 quarts of mobil 1 full syn. and a quart of lucas really does do the trick lol.
any more ideas of where to look next. wensday probable i am going to JB weld a peice of scrap metal over the flex section of my downpipe because i have a really big exhaust leak commin from there. hopefully that helps but i am still open to any other things to check out.
and thanks for all the help so far guys.