15
Jan

0
Abradable Piston Coatings

Abradable Piston Coatings

Last year during tear down when I was inspecting the pistons, I noticed a bit of piston rock had been going on. Not terrible, but just enough to scuff up the top of the piston near the top ring – more than I’d like. The piston skirts didn’t get knocked in, no excessive cylinder clearance – just big piston and a short skirt I guess.

10
Jan

0
Converter Bypass Plumbing

Converter Bypass Plumbing

Here’s the latest project been wrapping up here during the off-season, while I’ve got the engine out I had the opportunity to clean up the plumbing on the transmission. Last year after the transmission freshen up, the changes made to the trans resulted in higher converter charge pressure. Well the converter didn’t like that, the higher pressure tightened it up a bit too…

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