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Old 01-18-2008, 09:50 AM
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before i rebuilt my car, how much power and how good do you think it ran with .028" ring gap and three busted pistons?
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:13 AM
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Well i betcha that it was more than a stock honda civic, wouldnt b surprized if it was faster 2...lol
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:53 AM
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right before i tore down my first 302 in my II because it sounded like it was going to exlpode, i did one last trip around the block and absolutely ROASTED the tires. when i tore it down i found completely wiped lopes on 2 cylinders. so, running like a V6 with extra cylinders dragging it down it was still fast
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:30 AM
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im gonna agree with redevil it will probally still beat a honda civic
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:44 PM
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.028 ring gap won't really make a noticle difference in terms of power, maybe lose 3-5 or thereabouts. Combustion occurs so rapidly under such a high pressure that there's almost no time for it to leak past even a large ring gap. And larger gaps like that are common on pistons with high top compression rings that are setup for boost/nitrous applications. Busted pistons on the other hand....so you had a 5 cylinder. Works for Volvo.
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before i rebuilt my car, how much power and how good do you think it ran with .028" ring gap and three busted pistons?
.028 isn't all that bad..I was running .035 on my 11 to 1 306 that was built to spray NOS.........NOW THE BURNT PISTONS??? that's another story...but it was probably still quick
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thats why fords are great I had a 87 lsc mark 7 like that drove it like that for 9 months before the motor gave but when your 16 with two kids you dont have alot of cash . but anyways good stuff
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the car did actually run ok i never would've thought that i was in the shape it wasbut o well now it's fixed well the motor anyways
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thats why fords are great I had a 87 lsc mark 7 like that drove it like that for 9 months before the motor gave but when your 16 with two kids you dont have alot of cash . but anyways good stuff
sounds like you'd better keep more than just your car parked in the garage dang!! If I were you I'd keep the mule tied to the post.
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