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Old 04-13-2007, 11:08 AM
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Dished pistons and quench

I was curious of a few things while putting together this low rent 350 I was trying to use a thin head gasket to get within the .045 quench distance on this engine it turns out though the cast dish pistons actually sit below the factory .025 deck height I measure .039 from the heighest part of the piston so without decking the block i aint going to meet the .045 height. Anyhow I started to think about it a little and wonder if the reccomended quench distance applies to dished pistons because the dish with the head gasket thickness is over the .045 in most cases. Does the quench distance only apply to flat top pistons?
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