Andrew Mace writes:
> Only one thing was strange: I have yet to find any evidence of the middle
> ring! And this brings me to my only real question at this point. Does anyone
> have any good ideas as to 1. where the middle ring went or 2. why it would
> not have been used when the engine was last assembled
Humm. Well, I'll take a guess at this one... Fewer rings mean less
friction on the cylinder walls. Thus you get a little more power. I
know that some racers use very light rings which they only get 4 or
less races out of. They put new rings in after every 4th race! They
claim (to me) that this produces more horsepower.
I'd check another piston. If you find a missing ring on the other
pistons, you've found a PO modification! Personally, I'd put the two
compression rings on rather than the one. :-)
Let us know what you find!
-Scotty "checking the return address before reponding" Paisley