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Old 01-25-2020, 08:53 AM   #291
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Thanks to Jeff Taylor I got to use a Total Seal ring filer, what a great piece of equipment. It wont change your life but it sure will make it easier and more accurate faster.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:21 AM   #292
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Larry,
I see that you're not entered at Gainesville, why not and what is your schedule for Dumbo?
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:15 AM   #293
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I got to use a Total Seal ring filer, what a great piece of equipment.
I have one as well and I like it a lot. It is a step up from some of the others I have used.
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Old 01-25-2020, 12:31 PM   #294
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Im a grade 7 2/3 average, NHRA rounds down. Gators closed with grade 8
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:01 PM   #295
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Sometimes I find out stuff quite by accident, like ring butting during test instillation of piston and oil rings in ring compressor. After measuring, the math is easy. 4.127 bore, 4.122 ID of 4.125 ring compressor and a ring with .015 end gap. The ring ends crashed into each other. Just another day at the office.
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Old 01-31-2020, 08:33 AM   #296
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Final cleaning of the block today and then putting all the stuff back in it. If it runs well my documentation should help me follow the bread crumbs to build another, if its a dog I will know what not to do. My goal is build the next one better.
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After speaking with the manufacture of the ring compressor and the problem I was having. A new one of the correct size is on the way with a call tag for the smaller one. Not trying to be political, but there is something to be said of dealing with American company's.

When I first started doing this, racing stuff, who would have thought the thickness of a hair (.003") would have caused a problem unless it was a bearing clearance.
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New ring compressor arrived today just like they said it would and it was as advertised 4.125". Thanks ARP
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New ring compressor worked perfect, the oil rails had the correct gap during installation.
I'm trying something different, assembling engine on the bench without using an engine stand. I'm thinking the heads are a strengthening factor to the aluminum block, that seems to move around a lot. Trying to assemble the engine without induced stress from hanging on engine stand. I'm not sure how to measure the results. Joel would ask me if I was trying pick fly stuff out of pepper. Many a truths are spoken in jest.
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Larry, the late Bob Glidden assembled his Cleveland-based Pro Stock engines on a wooden pallet on the floor for that very reason. -Al
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