I have an old SBC that is maxed out at 0.60Ē over. It has about 70,000 miles since it was rebuilt. Several thousand miles ago, I tore down the motor and did a quick hone and ran the motor with no apparent blow-by problems. (On cold mornings, it does sound like a diesel! Piston slap?) I canít remember what type of rings I used.
For other reasons, I have torn down the motor again and Iím going to try to do a hone one more time. I have no idea what the actual taper is. There is very slight ridge I can feel, with the sides of the cylinders being a little less, so I know there is an out-of-round condition. I can still see a lot of the original cross hatch on the walls, but the pattern is irregular and somewhat patchy.
Since this is not the correct way to be resurfacing the cylinders, I was wondering what would be the best ring to use that could tolerate the irregular wear.