Join Date: May 2001
Location: Antigua & Barbuda
My haynes manual for my 85 camaro -
refers to 305 bore and gives the top ring end gap as 0.10 to .025 - service limit .030
Does this apply to a 350? - what does the service limit mean? what are the stock specs for a 350??
I have a set of Perfect Circle standard rings - instructions say .016 minimum or .004 for every inch of cylinder bore?
I reclaimed a dead 350 block and honed it myself this weekend - I intend to rebuild it all on my own for the first time with all original parts -
it showed up the top ring end gap as nearly .040 to .045 in at least one cylinder and over .030 in most cases!
Is this a sign of too much wear???
Assuming I do go ahead with new rings, and this is a purely experimental build, should I expect a smoking 'Joe???
85 Camaro Berlinetta - 305ci, stock heads, flattops, 214/224-443/465, Edel. 600 & Performer intake, 700-R4 & transgo kit, TCI competition 10in. conv, 4.10, Auburn posi