The plastigage statement is very important to guys that its all they use or depend on!!! If a guy uses it and it reads .0025 and its off by .0015 that would mean: if the max. was .003 you would actually be at .004" or .001" over maximum clearance! Im not saying a guy in his yard or home garage cant build a good engine without owning expensive tools! I'm saying a guy who has expensive tools may think the reading on the plastigage is spot on and reading good on all the journals and actually be over the maximum allowed oil clearance limit!!!
Those pictures look blurry when I enlarge them to these old eyes!! I see the silver and gold color but cant make out details like the bluing! Its hell aging!!!!!LOL
Last edited by painted jester; 12-11-2012 at 10:26 PM.