Part Two: The Topside


Our rotating assembly places the pistons 0.002 inch below the 10.190-inch-tall deck. Note that although the dish takes up most of the piston face, sizable reliefs still needed to be cut into the face for the valves. The photo on the right was taken during the mock-up phase of the build, so you'll notice that the top of the piston doesn't have the thermal barrier coating applied yet.