Ring Gap - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-27-2007, 06:12 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Baldwinsville
Posts: 202
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ring Gap

What should the ring gap be for a 77 Monte Carlo 350?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-27-2007, 06:17 AM
RPM's Avatar
RPM RPM is offline
World Class ASE tech
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hills of TN
Age: 64
Posts: 704
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A general rule of thumb is .004" gap for every inch of bore. So a 4" bore would be .016" gap. Unless it is blown or on nitrous, them it is about .006" per inch of bore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-03-2008, 01:04 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shreveport LA
Age: 64
Posts: 5,103
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Depends on what pistons you're using, also. Pistons with the top ring closer to the top (KB, for example) need more than the usual gap because the ring runs hotter and expands more from the heat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-03-2008, 11:11 AM
Double_v23's Avatar
Horsepower Enthusiast
 

Last journal entry: Finished BMOD001FH
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 1,495
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
It is all up to the manufacturers specs and personal preference. I had a set of rings that recommended a .002 gap and surprisingly enough I only had to file one ring to achieve that number.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Correct Ring Gap Clearance newdad1 Engine 6 08-28-2007 03:50 PM
Piston ring end gap Oldphart Engine 2 01-06-2006 02:33 PM
ring gap with hyperuetectic pistons bullheimer Engine 5 06-04-2004 12:56 PM
KB pistons ring gap? nastynova Engine 4 03-21-2003 06:56 PM
Ring End Gap bpd411 Engine 3 02-26-2003 09:19 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.