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Old 10-28-2013, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 1project2many View Post
That's funny because it's true.

It looks like some of the pin bosses are tapered and some are straight. It even looks like one piston has a straight side and a tapered side. Is that an illusion?

Out of curiousity, is the wide "casting line" on the bottom of the crown raised or lower than the rest of the surrounding area?

The inside of the casting is actually quite uneven - the sides of the pin bosses are indeed at weird angles. The casting line is higher than the crown in the picture - it is space for the rings.
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