how to stagger piston rings on sbc

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  1. gp355

    gp355 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    how to stagger piston rings on sbc
     
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    jrm81bu Comic Book Super Hero

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

    Wow, big help i am. Must be time to go to sleep.
     
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  3. Blake442

    Blake442 Geezer

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    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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    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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    megaladon6 Comic Book Super Hero

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    IIRC as you go up the piston, clock each ring 90* in the same direction (clockwise or counter-clock).
     
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    gp355 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    just a question sorry
     
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    89Nighthawk Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    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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