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piston ring gap location??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4.030sbc, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. 4.030sbc

    4.030sbc Newbie

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    hey guys im in the process of building my 1st motor. last night i installed the pistons and rings into the block. it was late and i think i may have not lined up the gaps on the ring on the rigt spot on the piston. i have the top ring facing the inside of the block , the middle ring facing the outside of the block. i the bottom oil ring facing the front of the block. the only 2 rings left are the small ones that sandwitch the oil ring. i lined there gaps up with the top and middle ring, one facing in one facing out. Now that i have read the manual i see that they say the 2 thin ol rings should not be lined up with any of the other gaps. they should be like at like 2 and 8 oclock on the piston. so long story short im pretty sure the top, middle and lower ring is fine its just the thin oil ring that i am a little worried about. what do u guys think. will it be fine the way they are or should i pull pistons and move the thin oil rings an inch to the left and an inch to the right like the manual says. so nothing lines up.
    i want every thing to be good because i have domed pistons and 76 cc heads witch should make like 9:1 compression. well eny help would be cool thanks a lot,:bow:nick.
     
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    Unless you are ABSOLUTELY sure (as if your life depends on it) those rings are in EXACTLY per factory manual, pull it and do it right. Can't cut corners.
     
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    4.030sbc Newbie

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    thanks for the picture im not worried about the gap just the how the align the gaps b4 they are installed. i think i will just pull em out. there not torked down yet so its not that big of a deal thanks guys. young and dumb wins again:doah:
     
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