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    stan Guest

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    Seams like every time I turn around I have another problem with my 36 engine project. I bought a set of .020 over pistons from EGGE a while back. Finally found somone who will bore the cylinders. Problem is: cylinders will not clean up at .020, but will at .040. EGGE doesn't have any more .040, so will need to go to .050 which they have. I don't see any problem other than I will be loosing some cyl wall. Might be one more bore left, as they do make a .060 piston.What do you think? Stan

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    Tom Lovejoy Guest

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    Just my opinion but I would sell the egge pistons and get another set at 40, I would like to save as much of the cylinder walls as I could. I have forged Venolia pistons in my Deluxe - a bit pricey but I like em.

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    Tom Lovejoy Guest

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    Just noticed your in so cal, Venolia is in long beach (213)636-9329. Their good folks, take em a piston and show em what you want and they will tell ya what they recomend. I was real impressed with em, good luck Tom.

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    INLINE4NUT Guest

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    I would hesitate to go that large! you are giving up alot if you ask me! I would seek a second opinion on it as stated before. E-Mail me for a scource on the pistons,I had a four with eggs in them and they are now gone ! onedollarbill@hushmail.com

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    Tom Wilcock Guest

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    Ross Racing Pistons from California make Indian 4 pistons any size you want. Just give them your bore size. They are a modern forged piston. You will have to bush your rods for the wrist pins. I have had good luck with them. Their phone # is (310) 536-0100.

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    jww Guest

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    Stan,
    If my memory is correct........which is questionable......I previously shared with you the remedy used on my '37. Used NOS H.D. 45 c.i. pistons, metric wrist pins (honda 250) bushed and buttoned fabricated of 6061 Aluminum. Reamed original rod bushings to mate the metric wrist pins. Might make the purist shake their heads but it works. Just another option if you need it.
    jww

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    DaveSwanson Guest

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    I would see if it cleans up at .025 and turn a .030 piston down to match. With luck you can get an extra overbore that way. That cylinder stock is too precious to waste.

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    stan Guest

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    jww, You have a good memory, I do recall what you said. To start with I couldn't even find the honda rist pins, so I gave up going down that road. I ended up buying the Egge pistons. Now from what some have said they are not too good, but I think they were as good as stock pistons of the 30's. I am looking into another source. anybod need .020 pistons? Stan

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    partshunt Guest

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    Hey Inline4: Can you tell me what went wrong with the Egge pistons, as they have been available and used for many years. One would expect all the gliches be out of them by now. I realize they arent forged but niether were the originals were they?...Joe





    QUOTE]Originally posted by INLINE4NUT
    I would hesitate to go that large! you are giving up alot if you ask me! I would seek a second opinion on it as stated before. E-Mail me for a scource on the pistons,I had a four with eggs in them and they are now gone ! onedollarbill@hushmail.com [/QUOTE]

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    stan Guest

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    I did ask Egge if their pistons were forged, the person I talked to said they were. Stan

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