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Re: Rod failure survey

Subject: Re: Rod failure survey
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 07:49:59 EST
In a message dated 12/13/2005 11:22:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

With  stock rods and hepolite pistons and a steel head gasket (.020" thick), 
the  pistons will just "kiss" the head at 6500 rpm when the deck clearance is 
.006" below the top of the liner. This is with a stock crank. So that  means 
there is .026" total elongation in crank flex, rod and main bearing  
clearance, rod "stretch, pin flex and piston growth from the heat of  

That's exactly what I have found with a stock shaft. With a steel crank I  
run a thou or two in the hole with a .020 gasket, no carbon buildup on the  
piston tops below the squish area..

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