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need one, my "like new" 502 turns out to have a piston that looks like the valve tap danced on it for a bit. its the stock GM forged piston, I think there all the same but I may be worng.
 

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I had about 6 of them for a while after my last build. They looked just fine, but why a used Piston, buy a whole new set???
 

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I might ........ :)

I have 8 4.5" bore JE's ....They should clean up ok....

Some of the skirts have marks in them from when my rod bearings ate themselves and filled my engine with metal....

You can HAVE 'em if they'll work for ya'


Doug
 

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Rock Steady said:
I had about 6 of them for a while after my last build. They looked just fine, but why a used Piston, buy a whole new set???
cause a new set of forged pistons would be about 1/3 of what my entire boat is worth .. I am a broke *** mfer!
 

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Boatally Insane said:
I might ........ :)
I have 8 4.5" bore JE's ....They should clean up ok....
Some of the skirts have marks in them from when my rod bearings ate themselves and filled my engine with metal....
You can HAVE 'em if they'll work for ya'
Doug
Thanks Doug!
I never called you because I managed to almost lose my index finger last week to a hungry outboard, so I havent been able to do much of anything since then , I will call you tommorow!
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you have no idea, if I put down all the crap that
has happened to me this year you would think I was
making half of it up. I dont even get upset anymore,
kinda like the Coyote from the Roadrunner I just keep
waiting for the Acme safe to fall on my head..
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Thanks Doug!
I never called you because I managed to almost lose my index finger last week to a hungry outboard, so I havent been able to do much of anything since then , I will call you tommorow!
frank
Sounds good.. :) ..

Work just slowed down some so I'm done at 4:00 right now...

....read about your finger... that sucks man...

Doug
 

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Well thanks to Doug not only do I have a complete set of pistons but he completely went thru my engine so we would know how bad it is. Crank needs to be turned, cam is marginal as are lifters and block needs to be bored which is fine because his pistons are 30over. A lot more than I had budgeted for, have to figure cost of doing all this.
All for an engine that was "like new"
arghh..
Anyways regardless the outcome thanks Doug!
and KidNova as well!
 

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.....like it says on the back of your boat... "No problem mon'" :)

....I just wish I had some better news for ya'.. :(

I'll get you that info on what my machine work cost tonight.. ;) .


Doug
 

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Cool,thanks again!


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