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Those pistons are std? !!!
Aftermarket cylinders?
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The pistons are all pretty much the same weight and the motor doesn't care if one hole is bigger. I would not bore a good cylinder just to make it match, you can't get OEM cylinders any more and sleeving is not an option in my book.

I don’t know of a single professional mechanic that would agree with that statement. N.O.S and good used cylinders can be found if you spend the necessary time looking.
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A good engine machinist should know that each new piston needs to be properly fitted to a cylinder to achieve the correct clearance of .003.
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Sorry to violate your shiny principals....

There have been lots of motors built with different size cylinders (and raced successfully) to beat the rule book.
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Not shiny principles, just common sense.
“Beat the rule book”, aka “cheat’.
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You cannot show a single reason why it is wrong or bad and only imply it would be unprofessional in "your opinion".

NOTE: I planted that seed purposely to see how many feathers got ruffled. Do you feel like a winner?
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My feathers aren’t ruffled, but yours seem to be. Kinda like one of those guys that believes he knows everything and his way is the only way. Forums are for discussion, ever hear of that concept? And yes, I feel like a winner every time I win without cheating. You sound like one of the guys that real racers loved to hate........just saying!

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I've been around a little bit, just look at my post count and rep.

But I don't lean on that, I prefer to deal in fact and reality.

Bring it..... I'm open to discover new paths.

The day you stop learning, you should probably be buried.

And I have to take exception, "I have never built a motor with one small cylinder to beat the rules" but I have studied how the rules are checked.....
And I have NEVER been DQ'd for an equipment rules violation.
Racers don't take prisoners, they don't pull punches. Winners don't leave any area unexplored, "no scraps left on the table" that is how the game is played. Read the book about Smokey Yunick (A great American Hero). I can proudly say that rules have been written or re-written because of the things that I have done.

In an OPEN class running a flat head motor there is NOTHING that says you can't have 2 intake valves! Yep! How about a limited class that does not care about a timing spec or have any ignition limitations at all. Yep, programmable electronic ignition (beats a points magneto). Over 30 years ago My idea, Dr Frankenstein had the connection to the rocket scientist (for real)(Livermore labs) who made it real (We made it available to anyone that wanted it for a reasonable price). How about a throttle valve that is a smooth bore WFO and has a more linear air flow ratio that a blade type and a patent pending? Think low grip traction control with your foot. You don't set track records and not work the Grey area. I don't cheat, I race smart. I'd tell you more but I'd have to kill you.

So be real careful about who you call a cheater!
Stick that in your rule book and smoke it!

The motor doesn't care one iota if the cylinders are not the same size. Not even this >< much.
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