Originally Posted by Patriot Services
Remember when knurling skirts and guides was considered acceptable practice.
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It was a dark time in modern mechanics...nothing like turning your pistons into cylinder hones...
I bought an old chevy pickup with a 308 ci 6cyl that had a knurled piston in it.
It hourglassed the cylinder and snapped the rod...I couldn't find a replacement so I pulled the.pan..pushed the piston up to the head..and shoved a rag up into the cylinder to make sure it wouldn't hit the crank...ran it for another year...they don't build them like that anymore..
In my own defense...I was a 19 year old mechanic at the time...and the engine did still run.