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Old 11-19-2007, 04:28 PM
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Were the cylinder walls checked for vertical grooves prior to honing?
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:05 AM
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Yes, they were thoroughly checked and in very good condition.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:54 PM
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I think I finally have my answer to this problem. Please tell me if you agree.

When I got my replacement rings from the store, I carefully compared the new set against the old, checking the angle of the outer edge and the bevel on the inside edge. I found that the bevel was in the wrong place on the new rings (assuming the old were correct)--when oriented properly with respect to the outer edge, both rings compression rings had the bevel on the same side, both top or both bottom (can't recall which). The old set had had one with the bevel on top and the other with it on the bottom.

I returned the rings and had them send me a new set. It had the same "problem," so I called the manufacturer to ask them about it. They indicated that the rings should be correct and that I should install them as marked regardless of the bevel's orientation.

Well, according to some info I obtained on another forum, the bevels should be on opposite sides. I suppose my rings were defective, because I installed them as instructed, and apparently one of them is in there upside down.

Does this sound like a plausible/likely explanation to you guys?
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:11 PM
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Yes it does...

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Old 12-02-2007, 01:20 PM
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Hi peeeot,

I've been wondering how things are going.

From reading Steve Christ's book on the big block ford ... the condition of valve guides and seals can aggravate the blowby .

If I had your car I'd be very pleased with it.

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