If you actually read my posts you would understand exactly how it is possible for the ring to bind up without marking the liner.It is simply your inexperience with engines that has led you up this blind alley.
Whether or not you are sceptical is of absolutely no interest to me since I have seen the problem first hand, my postings were for the benefit of those people who might actually read them.
The skirt size issue is just another indication of your inexperience with engines in general, many engines actually have spray bars directed at the skirts and underside of the pistons to increase the oil being deposited on both the skirts and under the crowns. I’ll leave you to figure out why.
You say that you routinely machine the skirts of the Omega pistons, it is no more difficult for that to be done to the Pistal ones so I cannot fathom exactly what your original point is, if indeed there was one.
The fact is that you consistently refuse to concede that you may be wrong about anything even when the evidence is staring you in the face. This pattern of denial is characteristic of all my dealings with you both on this BBS and personally and on the 'phone.
I do not doubt that you have seen problems with Scholar blocks, but your elementary mistakes in units of measure and the conlusions you drew from these erroneous figures in comparison with the Rover OE liners were just plain wrong and damaging to the liveliehood of third parties. That sort of erroneous posting should not be allowed to continue. It also damages your credibility hugely.
It is of absolutely no interest to me whether you accept my measurements of the block I have here or not, the posting was not for your benefit. FWIW I have been measuring blocks and pistons since I was 15 years old, a time when you were either in nappies or not even born. I’m pretty sure that I have a good understanding of how to do it by now.
Whenever I dig into your posts and scratch the surface of your claims, it all falls apart like a pack of cards.When faced with just a gentle amount of probing or requests to substantiate your claims you drop into a sulk, start insulting people or regurgitating the same old stuff or disappear with a hackneyed ‘hypocrisy’ statement. It’s all rather tiresome, I have asked about a dozen questions and made repeated request for you to substantiate your claims all of which you have ignored, I can only assume that you have no answer, if this is the case then you should not be making the claims.
A true engineer does not comment by flailing around like a loose cannon and firing rubbish in every direction, but rather checks his facts and presents them in a pragmatic manner rather than interlacing them with conjecture, supposition and innacuracy, coupled with insults and over flamboyant language.
I have better things to do with my time than to scurry around pointing out the inconsistencies, errors and downright lies in your posts, and frankly I shouldn’t have to. If you posted in a responsible manner and avoided your penchant for trying to rubbish everybody then you would find yourself with allies instead of enemies and this BBS would become the pleasant place that it once was.
I do not understand what it is that makes you think it is OK to publish all this rubbish which is easily disproven, you should think before you type. Remember it is better to have someone inside the tent pssing out, rather than someone outside the tent pssing in.
I know how hard it must have been for you to concede that you did something wrong and it is to your credit that you have conceded that. I did try on one thread to lay down the framework of a reconciliation at least on a professional basis but it was ignored and derided. You should not be surprised at my reaction.
I have no intention of taking out a court action but it may well happen anyway at which point I might well have to be involved. You need to understand the difference between what you perceive as bullying and what I see as a natural response when faced with lies and potentially libelous statements, none of us live in a vacuum and casual readers of the threads involved could easily form the wrong impression based on the innacuracies in your posts. When this impacts on others business activities it is time to put a stop to it. Yoi should be aware that if any action were taken, this BBS and it’s administration is jointly liable for any damages and that is patently unjust. What I posted was intended to be a reality check for you before you waded in too deep.
As to third parties being bullied I have only responded to postings made by others and stated my case clearly and concisely, what is wrong with that?
It’s all got out of hand and despite clear advice and warnings you have very deliberately steered it in that direction, more fool you.
Someone we both know has told me that you think I hate you and you are very pleased about that. To be honest I am ambivalent towards the whole thing, I don’t need to work and I do so because I enjoy it immenseley, as soon as I don’t enjoy it I will stop.
One thing is for sure I have always tried to further the cause of the K series and will continue to do so, but I am not blind to it’s inherent problems.
I do have large reserves of patience and tolerance but even they are limited, I note you have apologised to the various third parties that you dragged in and have then inferred that they have said things to you in private but have denied it in public, that is scandalous.
I note you have not aplogised to me for the various sleights that you have put my way with innacuracies, misquoting and pretending that various third parties have scant regard for my work, allegations that have proved to be completely unfounded, nor for the downright lie about the frequency of my visits to Steve at Vibration Free which again was easily disproven.
I will post the response from Steve who you say is ‘Your pal and partner in all this’ later, suffice to say that his view is very different.
I have stopped phoning the individuals you mention because every one tells a completely different story to the one you are trying to project and it seems a pointless exercise to both cause them upset and to rub your nose in it further.
Once again can I ask politely (now for the 14th time), please stick to the facts that you know to be true and can substantiate and please stop using innacurate and incomplete information about my and others business activities to qualify your postings.
Let us draw a line under all this and move on.