<VV> Looking for some advice on low compression

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Thu Dec 28 09:49:00 EST 2017

It's the extra material that seeps out between the casting molds.  In the case of a Corvair head, there was a top and bottom half, so the parting line is partway down the cooling fins.  Any flash blocks the cooling air, so we want to remove it to improve engine life.

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> On Dec 27, 2017, at 9:16 PM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> Forgive my ignorance but what is 'flashing'? I'm from the UK originally & I'm not familiar with this term!

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