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Old 04-30-2017, 11:08 AM
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Russ @Lat 64:

Thanks for the details on piston measurements. There are so many things I wished I'd known during the overhaul. In hindsight bringing my questions to the forum as they came up would have been smarter. And more fun.

Your note helps me interpret Hess' comments on this:

"Piston skirt diameter (bottom of skirt near expansion slot at right angles to pin). Note: pistons are not round when at room temperature because they are cam ground oval so they expand to round when at engine running temperature. Std: 2.560 in."

I wasn't sure how to interpret them at the time, but my (average) measurements for skirt diameter at that location were: 2.553, 2.554, 2.559, and 2.560. Hopefully I didn't make a major mistake in not getting new pistons.

Jeff @BunnyPlanet169:

Thanks for your comment.

Yes, there was a lot of mission creep here. And I had some explaining to do when the family's CFO started asking questions about rising mission cost.

Best regards,

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