As you may know, I've discovered that I can kick through TDC without the decomp. It's not easy, but doable. It does have some resistance left in it - I sort of 'jig' it past, if that makes sense. I'm planning to pull the lid of my 426 tomorrow morning. If you can get to your bike, could you see if you can push the kicker past TDC without pulling the decomp and if so, does it take much effort? A bit vague I know, but would just like to see what happens for others before I rip into it. After reading a fair bit on this site it seems that maybe it is to be expected when cold. Thanks a lot in advance, buck.