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checking deak height

I'm finding that a lot of calculations require deck height. Is there a way of measuring that? I always thought that a general rule of thumb is if the stamped numbers on the pad are gone, it's probably been decked.....but just how much?? Can you measure from the bottom of the cylinder to the top and use some kind of a chart?? Thanks!


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Re: checking deak height

it's actaully easier than you think.

Bring a piston up to TDC. You can use a dial indictor to be sure, or just kinda "feel it."
Then lay a straightedge across the deck, over the piston. It'd important that you check above the pin, front or back of the piston, not a side.

Then just see how much feeler gauge you cen put between the straightedge and the piston.

That's your deck ht.





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Piton, now that's funny. It's a 'slang' word in spanish.

Sorry Jim. I got a good laugh out of that is all.

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it's actaully easier than you think.

Bring a piston up to TDC. You can use a dial indictor to be sure, or just kinda "feel it."
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What happens Jim if the block is "over there" and the pistons are "over here"???


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straightedge and the piton.

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When my wife asks me what I'm doing in the bathroom....I say "I'm piton"


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Re: checking deak height

The piston will rock in the bore and the DITH will be different at top vs bottom. You have to measure top and bottom and average the 2 readings.

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When my wife asks me what I'm doing in the bathroom....I say "I'm piton"

psst Dub...re-read the title to your thread... Do you also tell her what you are piton with? LMAO

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Piton, now that's funny. It's a 'slang' word in spanish.

Sorry Jim. I got a good laugh out of that is all.

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psst Dub...re-read the title to your thread... Do you also tell her what you are piton with? LMAO
Okay.....I have switched to stealth mode. She know what I'm piton with and she is seldom impressed!!!


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What happens Jim if the block is "over there" and the pistons are "over here"???
LMAO, with all the joke over my speeling, I almost missed that.

Ya can't do it until both the pitons and the block are "over here."





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Jim,

I'm glad they are biting at you today instead of me!!

He, He!!

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