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how to stagger piston rings on sbc

Postby gp355 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:32 pm

how to stagger piston rings on sbc

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Postby jrm81bu on Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:52 pm

You may get some varying answers on this, but I pretty much just make sure that there isn't one on top of another.

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Postby Blake442 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:29 am

Just make sure the gaps are over the piston sleeve, and not over the wrist-pin. And don't line them up with each other unless you want an oil burner.
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Re: how to stagger piston rings on sbc

Postby 85 Cutlass Brougham on Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:12 am

gp355 wrote:how to stagger piston rings on sbc

Is that a statement of something you wish to teach, or a question you would like to ask? Sorry, but vague statements like that are quite irritating to me. [/pedantic]
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Postby megaladon6 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:14 pm

IIRC as you go up the piston, clock each ring 90* in the same direction (clockwise or counter-clock).
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Postby gp355 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:39 pm

just a question sorry

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Postby 89Nighthawk on Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:05 am

It really doesn't matter. The rings rotate as the engine operates, so they do not stay where you put them. Just make sure you don't have all the gaps lined up when you install your pistons.
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