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stang106
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From: God's Country!... Port Alberni B.C. Canada
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posted 04-18-2002 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The machinist said that the rods don't plastiguage well and if I bring him the rods, bearings and crank he can measure it another way to determine the oil clearance. The rods have been resized and the crank ground. What do you guys do here?
Thanks,
Dave

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steve'66
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posted 04-18-2002 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use plastigage.

The only reason they wouldn't "plastigage well" would be if they rods moved during the procedure. Just do it with the piston in its bore and the crank steady.

SteveW

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stang106
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posted 04-18-2002 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve, will do.
I prefer to do everything myself, if I can. Then I know exactly what I have.
Dave

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Butch Jennings
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posted 04-18-2002 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The reason I don't use plastigauge is that the housing bores aren't round until they are torqued. Plastigauge will get you close, but dial bore gauges and micrometers are the only way to go for precision measurements....IMO.

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