Minimizing Friction (improves BSFC)
• Piston ring drag on the cylinder walls is a major source of power-robbing friction. Modern thin piston rings are not only designed to seal better, they are also designed to reduce friction, via lower tension and reduced contact patch. The Ross pistons I've recommended below are designed for modern "thin" piston rings.
• The operating friction of engines utilizing the 3.5 stroke OEM crankshaft can be reduced by utilizing longer (351W length) connecting rods.
Is this an economical way to "free up" horse power?
What I'm contemplating is...Resize stock rods,upgrade to ARP hardware and Ross stocked pistons or purchase Windsor I-beams and Ross pistons with a custom compression height?