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  1. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Sounds like the makings for a broken skirt. Still though I’m intrigued at the thought of a 56mm top end on the smaller volume case. Kinda like Jim’s 064 with the 395 P&C on it. Seems that boring and replating would be simpler though not the most economical route.
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    Not much side load at BDC so there isn't much risk of breaking a skirt. Just make sure it has a nice chamfer. You'd be surprised how many engines hang the piston out of the bottom. Our 900hp 14:1 compression SBC based dirt late model engines hang out probably 1/2".

    You can't bore a 288 cylinder out to 56mm, the cylinder extension would be paper thin.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    What if you removed the extension as you suggested for the 394 cylinder? Now I wonder if the cylinder itself would be getting too thin
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    It would probably be close. In my opinion the transfers get to shallow and the transfer bridge is too small when over boring.
     
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    OK, this brings up another question/debate between XP_Slinger and myself... case capacity between the 288 and 394... Being that they share the same crank, I don't really see how or why a 394 case would have more capacity...the case itself..I mean, I don't recall there being any more clearance between the crank lobes and the bottom of the case housing on the 394s I have had apart than any other saw I've had apart. Where and how would there be more capacity in the case itself when the same crank is housed in both?? I know that there would be more capacity under the piston in the bore added by the larger bore though.

    Thoughts?
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I think the crankcase is taller on the 394.
     
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    That may be possible. But how much taller could it possibly be??? It's the same stroke and from what we've learned firsthand, the squish clearance on both is pretty much the same on stock config. Did we ever compare piston height between the 288 and 394?? Being the same stoke and squish, I would have to think that pin-crown height is the same. Why then would the case deck height need to be taller if it is?? Longer skirt on the 394 piston? I'm starting to get confused the more I think about if the 394 case deck is taller and why it would need to be.... Remember, same crank, which also means same rod, which means the distance from the crank centerline to wristpin centerline is the same, which should mean that with the same squish on the same crank, pin-crown height would be the same. Yep, still not seeing the how and why a 394 deck would be taller.....
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    You're right, the case volume difference is pretty small, mostly from the unfilled space where the cylinder extension goes into the case. The 394/5 case opening is larger.
    I think the swap is mostly for big cc on small chassis.
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    And now I'm itching for a 288...these things are as bad as firearms!
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Don’t fight it big bro, a 288 would be a noteworthy addition to your collection. If I wasn’t wanting to build a 281 you’d have a set of cases and lots of other parts to get you going.
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    It's all good... I'll get to it sooner or later


    (You need to edit your sig line :D)
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I do! Dot dot dot

    That better? Lol
     
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    Yes, that's better :D
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Now it feels official...the 254 has risen from the ashes:banana:
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Finally ordered a 28” Tsumura lite bar from Nate for my 288 this morning. Been talking about it since I got my saw done. It may have been an impulsive purchase that creates a little friction.:smiley_1140:. oh well, just more heat to keep the house warm...lol!
     
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    Speaking of heat in my shop at 9:00 20180106_090451.jpg
     
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    Bass-turd :p

    What happened to a bar and decal set for the too-fiddy-fo?

    Had -4 when I got called to work at 0300 this morning

    Good day to cuddle with the woodstove...even though I got a couple odds-n-ends parts in the mail for the Yahoo 242... Too fricken cold!
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I’ll get the decal kit on the 15th. Not in a huge hurry for them because I’ve got some plastic work to do, thought about that last night after I talked to you.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Can’t like that, same here. Not looking forward to starting muh diesel truck Monday morning lol. Rattle rattle rattle
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    It's supposed to be much warmer by Monday... Take her for a ride tomorrow and you'll be good to go.
     
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