Metra 65 Clearance?

Pablo Puchasso /

I am getting my Metra 65 overbored and they asked me what the piston/cylinder wall clearance should be. They guy said he could estimate for me, but it would be much better if I knew the exact numbers.

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the human house /

till the piston slides threw .. thats what i would say.

usually when i over bore i do it by half millimeters and i just do it till the piston drops threw with out force .

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Pablo Puchasso /

Anybody know numbers though?

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I believe .002 inches to .003 inches. Stock pistons in an iron bore were between .001 and .002 inches, so .002 inches would be a safe bet.

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Pablo Puchasso /

Thanks man. I thought that there must be some kind of standard for similar cylinders.

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Pablo Puchasso /

Has anyone whose done this/ gotten it done? Please chime in if so... the guys at the machine shop were skeptical this was right.

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I got a metra overbored but I dont have the numbers at the moment.

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do you have the old piston?

if so bring it to your dudes and have them measure it and the cylinder bore. Then you have your clearance.

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I am going to go with .0001-.0002.. maybe 3-4... Ed

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Pablo Puchasso /

This is the response I just got from Metrakit themselves

Hello Max

I would recommend a .0022 or .056mm clearance. Thanks for using Metrakit I

hope this is helpful please feel free to email me with any other questions

you might have.

Louie Peverini

Metrakit USA

So .002 was a good guess. (Just in MM not inches).

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.002 is a good FINAL clearance after honing for most piston fits, but requires break-in. Racing types will need to go .003 to .004 for instant RPM's. You have to allow for proper honing and utilize the new piston for your measurement, not a used one.

I usually hone the last thousand or two till I get the proper fit. When fitted properly, a dry piston slipped in a dry cylinder on a nice, flat bench will WHOOSH as it glides through when released. I call this the PUSSY fit!

Sorry for offending anybody that may bat for the other team...I won't go there for them.

Seasoned Motor Builder's Trick for free!!

Micrormeters (inside & outside) are the tool of choice for acquiring this sensitive of a fit. But after doing hundreds, I've come to be able to "feel" it by slipping a long .0015 or .002 feeler gauge in with the piston along the center of a skirt. (Note: don't force it or you're too tight) You should be able to draw the feeler gauge out with the slightest bit of resistance w/o carrying the piston with it.

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