I can upload a PDF this evening of the factory engine overhaul manual if no one can find the information you need before then.
That would be sooo awesome! I've still been searching all of these days and can't find anything on this at all.. Google and everything. My next guess is to go to an auto parts store and ask.
Also, I've been searching for piston bolt cap torque specs, can't find a thing.. Can't find ring pattern either. Can I use the, 45 degrees between ring gaps? Can't find the ring patter either.. i.e.
top = ring with dot facing up.
Middle = black ring with silver side?
Bottom = oil (wavy silver ring) then two smaller black with silver side, rings on the outside of the oil wavy ring??
Does that sound right?
I've got my piston rings today in the mail!! Getting closer to beginning this rebuild! The paper that came with says... "Check end gap. .004" per 1" of bore diameter is the minimum."
So my bore size is.. 3.504"
1" = .004"
2" = .008"
3" = .0012"
3.504" = .00125
But I can get away with .0013" Correct?
Is this correct??? I dont know if the maths right.
One last thing.. I'm going to copy and paste what the piston ring paper says.. I don't really understand #3 direction under "Three-Piece Oil Ring Installation."
Compression Ring Installation
1) Most compression rings are directional, meaning they have a top and bottom .
2) Most top rings and second rings are different and cannot be interchanged.
3) Most compression rings have a pip
mark, a dot or the name: "TOP" on one side designating that side faces up.
4) New cylinder bores must be conditioned properly used bores deglazed. In al cases the final cleaning should be scrubbing with hot soapy water and a brush. Rinse with clean water, dry and wipe with oil and a lint free rag until the rag is clean after the final wiping.
5) Check ring gap. .004" per 1" of bore diameter is the minimum.
6) Compression rings should not be "spiraled" into the groove but carefully installed with a ring installation tool.
Three-Piece Oil Ring Installation:
1) Three-piece oil rings are not directional and can be installed either direction.
2) The ends of the expander must butt together in a solid part of the ring groove and not overlap.
3) Oil rail gaps should be about 1" either side of expander gap and the rails can be spiraled on.
4) If the completed assembly rotates freely in the ring groove it is correct. If not, start over!
Is it implying that wavy ring gap must be "1 away from the two outter ring gap??
Compression ring #2 (black ring with silver side) does not have a mark anywhere to be found.. Does this mean that it does not matter which way it faces??
Compression ring #1 (all black ring with dot marking) has a white marking on the side of it, right next the ring gap, as well. Never heard anything about this type of marking?..
Edit: I had some one give me the advice of replacing all of the piston heads as well.. Is this honestly necessary or can I can by with out it? I know it depends on wear and all of that but just wanted to get another opinion..
Thank you guys for all of this info!!!!! Truly is awesome!!! I will be making a video and lots of pics with this project for all of you as well!!