Originally Posted by srry
Well, the block itself is of 1978 vintage, not that it really matters, with all that's being done to it.
And the rings are actually already gapped to be honest... I have been building this thing for a while now, and I was going to just run with em like you suggested, but I had second thoughts about it and came here to see if I was making a big mistake.
I was unaware that any 302's came stock with low tension rings... that makes me feel a bit safer for sure.
all new cars have low tension piston rings now since they are better on gas. If you put it together and run it will only be a small mistake. But small mistakes can lead to big problems. but I got a feeling its going to be fine. Most of the time the machine shop messes it up anyway. At least you have thought thru the problem and will be able to notice the problem right away if they start to fail.