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Old 03-30-2009, 04:47 PM
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installing Keith Black pistons

Hi, i just got a new set of Keith Black Silvolite pistons and rings for 327 Chevy.
I was just about to plug them in the bores when i was told that i needed to file fit the rings my self ? !
The gap measures right when i fit the rings in the block?..
Just to be sure before assembly, does Keith Black pistons requires some special rings ? i got this set from Summit and found the rings marked as suggested parts for those pistons.
Please if anybody has something to say...
Thanks in advance. Kristofer.

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check for cylinder bore roundness.

check for piston side clearance. put the piston in the bore without any rings and fit a feeler gage between the cylinder and the piston.

check the end gap of each ring.
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READ the instructions in the box of pistons. Keith Black style pistons place the top ring up higher on the piston. This makes the top ring run hotter. Thus more end gap is required. Keith Black pistons got a real bad reputation for top ring land failure when they were first introduced. Because the builders didn't read the instructions in the box..
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Thanks guys, truly appreciate your help. Can see now that i should have done my home work better before posting
Best regards. Kristofer
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