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Wrist Pin Locks: Different Styles and How To Install Them

There are many ways to adhere the piston to the connecting rod and each have unique pros and cons. Here's a look at different piston lock types and how to correctly install them.

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How to Measure Piston-To-Valve Clearance With Clay

Proper piston-to-valve clearance is the difference between a winning-engine and an expensive pile of scrap metal Here's how to check clearance using clay. 

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How To Calculate Engine Compression Ratio And Displacement

When building an engine from the ground up, calculating the compression ratio (CR) is a necessary step for any number of reasons ranging from complying with racing rule books to getting a head start on the tuning.

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Forged Versus Cast Pistons: What's the Difference?

We take a look at the difference between forged and cast pistons, and why forged parts are stronger and more reliable.

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Explained: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, and Full-Round Piston Skirt Design

Piston skirts are a critical engineering feature that dictates much about how a piston will perform on the job. Understanding and selecting the right skirt design can be worth horsepower and longevity for your engine. 

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