Per my earlier post I sent the flywheels out to T& the other guy and had them rebuilt (1976 FLH). I asked them to bore the cylinders 50 over and fit new pistons. They sent me some "superior" pistons and rings)
I have the bottom end together and went to do the cylinders.
I have .024 ring gap with the new rings.
Me thinks thats way to high so I call T&0 and the guy says "well they should
ok I'd run em"
I say " Thats not what I read or the manual says and this is a lot of work to find out they arent OK".
I ask can I run 60 over rings on a 50 over piston and file the gaps myself. He says sure. He says "I have a 45, I run .060 rings on 080 pistons cause no one make .080 rings. He says it runs "okay" and he dosen't think it burns too much oil.
In my opinion, if I asked them and paid them to bore and fit pistons they should have checked the gap.
I go to my local INDY (Who has had my heads going on 8 weeks) and buy some Hastings 60 over rings. He mic's the bore and says they are .003 bigger than the pistons. Local Indy says they should be "okay". Geesh
I get home (40 miles round trip) unbox the rings and the set is missing
one of the 2nd groove rings!!!
I call them and they say "Oh..okay ...we'll order you another set ..be here maybe tues wednesday of next week.
So now I'm wondering should I run the 060 rings on .050 pistons.
I'm at the point I'm thinking of buying some rope and a short stool to stand on!!!