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Pierre-Yves Smits
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Pistons

Post by Pierre-Yves Smits » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:32 am

Hello guys,
I will soon have to replace my connecting rods because i'm out of shims. Doing so, should i replace my cast iron pistons with aluminum ones?
I know the question was debated again and again, but i'm reluctant to aluminum considering all the problems of piston slap, seizing and so. Iron pistons have a bottom oil ring making piston slap almost impossible, but are heavier. On my car they are quite a lot oversize. If i go to aluminum, should i rebore my block?
Any opinions are welcome.

Pierre-Yves
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Re: Pistons

Post by AndreFordT » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:41 am

Bonjour Pierre Ives,

I like the cast iron pistons.
If it was mine and the cilinders are not bad, I should go just for a set new rings and keep the iron pistons.

Just my opinion.

Andre
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Re: Pistons

Post by Humblej » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:46 am

I agree with Andre.


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Re: Pistons

Post by Pierre-Yves Smits » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:44 pm

Ok thanks,
Merci André, i will stick to cast iron, but replacing the rings might be difficult, because it seems i have a set of aftermarket pistons as my piston rings are very different to stock ford rings.


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Re: Pistons

Post by Philip » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:50 pm

if the bore is standard used pistons are not hard to find. philip

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Re: Pistons

Post by AndreFordT » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:22 pm

Pierre-Yves,
I send you a PM this afternoon with my email.

Andre
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