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PISTON RING GAPS

Post by pistolpete61 on Tue May 08 2012, 21:15

Hi all,
Hope every body is ok and well and ready for the new season !!, If the poxy weather drys up a bit !!.

Can any body tell me if poss how much thou per inch of bore should be for cast iron rings,

Just sent of for new rings for my 5hp petter m and will need to be gapped down,

not sure of gap size, bore is 4"7/8" Dia. was thinking of 10 to 15 thou gap, gap will enlarge as rings bed in on a honed bore so dont want to be to big a gap !.

Finished the Victoria 3HP which runs a treat will put pics and video on here soon as poss. Smile

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Post by stationary stu on Wed May 09 2012, 11:14

Pete I can't remember what size they should be but if you send a PM to Foden he should be able to help.

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Post by pistolpete61 on Wed May 09 2012, 13:36

Hi Stu,
thanks for that ile, ile send him a PM Smile

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