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120R + .010/ Pistons
« on: Saturday, April 30, 2011. 06:52:17 PM. »
I have had 2 sets of 120R pistons .010/over with wrist pin hole the same size as the pin.  :scratch:  Has anyone else seen this.
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, April 30, 2011. 07:52:58 PM. »
That's a crack up
Maybe its a controlled metered orifice to limit power, :wink:

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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, May 01, 2011. 08:28:57 AM. »
I have had 2 sets of 120R pistons .010/over with hole in the piston the same size as the pin.  :scratch:  Has anyone else seen this.
Where's the hole located?
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, May 01, 2011. 08:43:24 AM. »
Maybe it's for cooling?? :smile:

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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, May 01, 2011. 09:09:06 AM. »
Um, could it be for the wrist pin, ya know to kinda hold on to the rod.... :hyst:
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, May 01, 2011. 04:03:02 PM. »
Um, could it be for the wrist pin, ya know to kinda hold on to the rod.... :hyst:

Thats were I thought it went, I did'nt know you had to press fit the wrist pin in now, I'm going to have to start reading them instructions.
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, May 01, 2011. 04:19:06 PM. »
Um, could it be for the wrist pin, ya know to kinda hold on to the rod.... :hyst:

Thats were I thought it went, I did'nt know you had to press fit the wrist pin in now, I'm going to have to start reading them instructions.
Now thats double funny because there is two of them :hyst: :hyst:
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #7 on: Monday, May 02, 2011. 03:34:42 AM. »
Um, could it be for the wrist pin, ya know to kinda hold on to the rod.... :hyst:

Thats were I thought it went, I did'nt know you had to press fit the wrist pin in now, I'm going to have to start reading them instructions.
Now thats double funny because there is two of them :hyst: :hyst:

It was meant as sarcasm, I had no idea that it was an actual tech question, tho really , he had me going as to , could there be some other holes??? :wtf:
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #8 on: Monday, May 02, 2011. 06:11:21 PM. »
I have had 2 sets of 120R pistons .010/over with wrist pin hole the same size as the pin.  :scratch:  Has anyone else seen this.

We have seen this in years gone by with cheap off-shore cast pistons.
Often thought that they were machined while very warm, and then changed size once back to ambient air temps.
Odd.
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, May 03, 2011. 04:32:28 AM. »
I've had my share of them too, no problem , just warm up the piston and throw the wrist pin in da fridge...slides right in. :pop:
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, May 03, 2011. 05:26:07 AM. »
Most all good quality pistons of modern day era, are honed, from what we see here, to result in a "floating pin" fitment. :smile:
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, May 03, 2011. 10:20:58 AM. »
Scott ,were you like to see the clearance, is .0007 good.
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, May 03, 2011. 10:40:34 AM. »
That's good, and will result in a slight drag, when pushing it thru, with your hand.
If your honing those(or having it done) in a Sunnen hone, make sure you scub those bores clean. :up:
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, May 05, 2011. 01:48:02 PM. »
If your honing those(or having it done) in a Sunnen hone, make sure you scub those bores clean.
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Will be cleaned up in a washer. Next move is to send the pistons out and get the groves cut for the larger clips. I lost a clip out of first set and not sure why.
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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, May 05, 2011. 07:08:50 PM. »
Make sure you get clips that match the pin. There is a difference.

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Re: 120R + .010/ Pistons
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, May 05, 2011. 08:19:20 PM. »
Thanks Larry will do, going to send the pins with the pistons to MTC and let them match everything up.
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