Re: FE compression ratio question
I can only say that if I was building an engine for someone and their choice of piston/rod put the piston top 1/8" down in the hole I'd sure as h$$$ call before bolting any heads on the motor. FEs are a special animal and there are several issues that require careful attention. I can't tell you exactly what because I don't do FEs. Oiling is a top end issue and usually requires a restrictor of some sort in the oil feed to the top, also the rocker shaft bolts have to be in certain locations. For learning, you might want to visit fordfe.com, join and ask specific questions there too.
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