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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 03:25 PM
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Posted By frnkeore
Re: 255 merc excessive ring end-gap?

Yes, I have read that too and that is come about in the last few years. What I read wasn't fully explained. If you can cite, the exact explanation, I would like to read it.

It may be so but, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 02:16 AM
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Posted By frnkeore
Re: 255 merc excessive ring end-gap?

The reason for end gap is expansion of the ring, per inch, per degree.

The top ring runs hotter and needs a little more gap than the second and oil ring.

I don't know the alloy of cast iron...
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