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stang106
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From: God's Country!... Port Alberni B.C. Canada
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posted 04-26-2002 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone please outline where they place the five ring gaps, from top to bottom, as related to a clock face? My rebuild book is vague here.
Thanks,
Dave

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 04-26-2002 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put mine at 2, 6 and 10 o'clock, or 120 degrees on the circle. Make sure your oil ring ends but up to each other and not overlap.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-26-2002 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The oil 'expander' ring I put at either 3 or 9, with the rails at a 90* split opposite of the expander gap. Example: Expander at 9, top oil rail ring at 1:30, bottom at 4:30. Bottom compression ring at 10:30, top compression ring at 1:30. What you don't want under any circumstances is either a 12 or 6, those are thrust faces. That's from my hillbilly motorhead up-bringing, anyone else?

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kid vishus
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posted 04-26-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just start them off not in line with each other, in no particular place. I always figured that as the motor ran, the rings move around in the lands anyways, and it always sems like they end up lined up no matter where you put them to start with.

Ok, so I'm not very scientific about things.

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