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18:1 Standard size pistons

Twisted Steel Performance

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A little update, the pallet of pistons arrived, CNC shop is almost ready.

For those interested, this is my piston vice, locates them by the pin not the ring lands... these pics are on a manual mill, will have video of them running on the cnc when that takes place..

No I didn't make the vice, a Top Alcohol shop makes them among other items..

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Way cool! That is a smart way to do it.

Nice when you work with the big boys that have deep pockets! I kinda miss that- using multi thousand dollar tooling to do things for a way cheaper price...
 

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Way cool! That is a smart way to do it.

Nice when you work with the big boys that have deep pockets! I kinda miss that- using multi thousand dollar tooling to do things for a way cheaper price...
I don't really "work" with them, their on the left coast and I'm on the right..

But when I find shops that do have high standards I stick with them and "swap" work when I can LOL...

Yep, I think the better way to locate pistons is from the pin, tighter tolerances can be held, and I'm anal that way...
 
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Thanks for posting the links and the CarID pistons are a good price no doubt, but I'm sure they don't come with the rings. I have a set of new Mahle .020" over normal compression pistons that I am not able to use with the block I have at the machine shop due to it needing to go out to .040".
 

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Thanks for posting the links and the CarID pistons are a good price no doubt, but I'm sure they don't come with the rings. I have a set of new Mahle .020" over normal compression pistons that I am not able to use with the block I have at the machine shop due to it needing to go out to .040".

Well like I said you still have a couple of weeks to find something and get them added to this run...
 
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