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Piston/bore clearance


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Old 08-21-2005, 08:36:03 PM
Chris Kirk Chris Kirk is offline
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Default Piston/bore clearance

Can anyone tell me the rule of thumb for cylinder/bore clearance for a cast iron block and piston? I have to have my 1 cyl Le Roi bored out to fit the new piston, and the guy at the machine shop wants to know how much clearance he should give it. The piston is 3 1/8".

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Default Re: Piston/bore clearance

Chris,The rule is .001" per inch of cylinder bore.In your case .003"-.004". Chip
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