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I am getting ready to assemble one of my motors but I want to check to see if the deck is true.

What are some of the ways to check this?

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Eric:

The only way you're going to do this in a garage at home on an engine stand is with a straight edge and feelers.

You can do smaller areas with a bridge & indicator but you really have to be able to check a span as long as your cylinder head to see anything meaningful.

Approx. .003" max out of flat is about all that you'll want to see.
 

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thanks.....now I need to find a good piece of metal that can be used as a straight edge.
 

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Well, I wouldn't just use a good piece of metal as a straight edge. You really need something that has a machined edge. You may think you have a good flat piece of metal but .010 out and you wouldn't see it.... and you'll have a false reading.
 

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Are you trying to find out if the deck is flat or if it's the same distance from the crank centerline on both sides, front to rear????

Keith
 
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