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Old 12-01-2012, 09:05 AM
jpdunn101 jpdunn101 is offline
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Originally Posted by Fast Bob View Post
Brings back memories !

Old-school engine-builder`s nostalgic trivia:

I always spot-brazed the oil pickup to its tube to avoid any possible disasters in the future. I`ve filed a few ring gaps as well....used to take care to stagger the gaps around the piston, later on, observed that after a few thousand miles, they always seem to line up over the wristpin anyway....
Viva la Plastiguage !

P.S.: Thanks for sharing....hope it runs like a bat out of Hell
The "Pro's" say that the proper cross hatching angle when you hone the cylinders will keep the rings from turning. Since I can't seem to replicate their perfect 45 degree pattern... I just stagger the gaps and hope for the best.

I think a good break in procedure is most important.
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