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Old 03-05-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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Having never used a dial bore guage, I bought one, but I can not figure out how to use it. Should I be using the 3.2" rod with the .05 washer attached, or should it be with the .10 washer?

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Old 03-05-2009, 11:20 PM   #2
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I can't spell bore gauge correctly I guess.

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Old 03-05-2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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A picture would be helpful. (or maybe a make and model, link etc)

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Old 03-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #4
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sorry, not sure if it is big enough.
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:09 PM   #5
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Set the total gauge larger than the hole and do the math. Use the 3.2 and the 0.10 spacer under the black nut. Zero out the indicator and then gently push the indicator pin to verify the mechanism is zeroed. place it in the bore and get the max deflection at your measurement point, that will be straight up and down position. Subtract that reading from 3.3000, thats the bore diameter at that point.

That is the same unit that I use.

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Old 03-06-2009, 02:27 PM   #6
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Never tired that method. I always set the gauge with a mic. I'll have to try it to see how it works out.

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It works. Or you can back off the zero on the dial indicator so the actual new bore diameter is the zero point and then just read the deviation. That is nice but is real easy to foul up and ruin a block.

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:18 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tutorial, if I can't figure it out I'll quit.

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