April 9th, 2017, 01:17 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
From: Ely, England
by allowing the smaller engine to have the longer rod, you are effectively leaving the barrel alone.
for anyone reading this, a final check is ALWAYS to check that the piston doesn't come over the top of the liner by more than 0.4mm and should only be measured at 3 o clock and 9 o clock. this is over the gudgeon pin where the piston cannot rock.
0.4mm gives you 1.0mm between the head and piston. anything less than this is fine when new but will be contact at 6 o clock and 12 o clock later when worn.