All the cylinders are within 20 psi of each other, except #2, which is about 10 psi above the highest one and 33 above the lowest cylinder. The oil looked good and the pan magnet only had goop from the assembly lube on it. Nothing metallic at all.
The front 6 plugs were soot black, after letting the engine idle to warm up for the compression check, but #7 & 8 were just normal looking. I checked the plug wire ohms and both were right where MSD recommended (40-80 ohms/ft). Fuel distribution has always been a problem with this engine. I will have to check the plugs at the end of an all out pass to get a real reading. Right now, I will not worry about it (except I will go down two jet sizes in the front).