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Old 03-20-2006, 12:29 PM
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Well I just ordered a set of rings and pistons.There keith black with a little of a dish to set me up at 10:1 compression ratio,and the ring lands aren't 5/64 top,and he said the ones these pitons would use would be file fit,so if anyone has any pointers,and the best tools to use I would appreciate it alot.I have a ton of feeler gages,but no ring file.Where would be the best place to get this tool?

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Too much time with a fine hone and the wrong ring is hte source for a lot of those " I can't get this thing to run cool" type questions.
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Keith Black Pistons will require fitting of the rings. Read the Keith Black instructions VERY carefully, and follow them to the letter.

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Keith Black Pistons will require fitting of the rings. Read the Keith Black instructions VERY carefully, and follow them to the letter.

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Thanks I don't believe it will be a problem,but if I have any questions I will post for you guys help
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file fit for me from now on, the last set of non file fit rings I purchased (speed-pro) had a .022 gap out of the box in a perfect 4.030bore. The store took them back without hesitation.
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Try e-bay. (I think it's) Proform makes a piston ring filer. It's a little stand, about 4 inches long X 3 inches wide and 2 inches high (measurements purely guesses based on last sighting of about 2 weeks ago), with a grinding wheel on a hand crank. They are also available electrically powered, but I found the manually cranked filer to work fine. It takes a little time, and some patience with grinding and measuring, but it seems to do a good job. Then you'll want a small file or dressing stone to dress the sharp corners and edges left behind by the filer.

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Try e-bay. (I think it's) Proform makes a piston ring filer. It's a little stand, about 4 inches long X 3 inches wide and 2 inches high (measurements purely guesses based on last sighting of about 2 weeks ago), with a grinding wheel on a hand crank. They are also available electrically powered, but I found the manually cranked filer to work fine. It takes a little time, and some patience with grinding and measuring, but it seems to do a good job. Then you'll want a small file or dressing stone to dress the sharp corners and edges left behind by the filer.

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Thanks I'll invest in one before I file the rings
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