I use stuff like this:Is something like this sufficient for measuring the cylinder?
Right, me too. I have some fancy mitutoyo inside mics, and they work fine, but I find the simple telescoping gauges faster and just as accurate for most purposes.I just realized I forgot to paste the links to my post. One of the links is similar to the telescoping gauge you linked to at Grainger, although much cheaper. The other is a dial gauge. I like the simplicity of the less expensive telescoping gauge.
do i ever hear you.Right.
I've done enough precision machine work to know it takes good tools, discipline, and time. One of the lovely things about our gravelys is that there's very little in there which requires the kind of precision that goes into a race engine. The L model gravelys are REALLY tolerant. That's why in post 36 I advocated a somewhat sleazy approach. I'd never do that kind of thing on my 550hp small block hot rod. But for a gravely? Sure.
Very likely low on oil but some sort of elimination would help verify this.I'd say somebody ran that machine a while very low on oil.
Thanks for sharing this information. I’m trying to visualize the container on a block fitting, but am having some difficulty. You don’t happen to have a pic do you?I always prime the crank pin (fresh bottom end rebuild) and rod before installing the piston by using a low pressurized container on a block fitting. You can see the oil coming out the rod hole.
You don’t happen to have a pic do you?
I have to much free time.,yes prefilling the oil filter all the time,