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Old September 9th, 2020, 10:12 AM
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My Spanish is horrible, but possibly you could search for a facebook or another fan page for the tornado engine in Argentina/ South America? Just a last ditch idea- gonz
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Old September 9th, 2020, 10:42 AM
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That's exactly what I'm leaning towards. I've got 5 (long story, don't ask) serviceable standard bore pistons, so I only need one more, and a set of rings. The bore is worn, no doubt, but I can deal with a little blow-by more easily than $1200 and up for custom pistons.

Note: if you ever buy used pistons from someone, be very specific on how you would like to have them protected and packed for shipping. If you don't, the dumbass on the other end might just throw all 6 pistons and connecting rods loose in a cardboard box and drop it off at the post office. That's why I have 5 pistons instead of 6.
I'm pretty sure that I saved my old pistons.
I may have a good, usable one.
Give me a day, and I will look.
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Old September 9th, 2020, 12:22 PM
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My Spanish is horrible, but possibly you could search for a facebook or another fan page for the tornado engine in Argentina/ South America? Just a last ditch idea- gonz
LOL, mine too!
But yes, I've been toying with that idea, particularly with that 230 being used for quite awhile in Argentina in the Tornino cars.
From what I've seen on the Argentina eBay site (yes, there is such a thing), the compression ratio is much lower, and the pistons have a lot less dome to them. Not that this engine is a powerhouse, but I don't want to cripple it if I can avoid it.
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Old September 9th, 2020, 12:24 PM
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I'm pretty sure that I saved my old pistons.
I may have a good, usable one.
Give me a day, and I will look.
Dan, that'd be awesome!
And no big hurry, the engine has been out of my truck for nearly a year now..... a few extra days isn't going to hurt!
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Old September 10th, 2020, 05:59 PM
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The pistons were not where I thought that I had put them.
Only thing that I accomplished today, was making some wasps angry while looking for them.
I have one more building to look through tomorrow.
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Old September 13th, 2020, 04:51 AM
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The pistons were not where I thought that I had put them.
Only thing that I accomplished today, was making some wasps angry while looking for them.
I have one more building to look through tomorrow.
Sounds like me, Dan. On both accounts. I moved from MD to FL after living in the same house in Maryland. It had a basement and one-car garage. Can you imagine the storage issue that I have here in Florida (read: no basements)?

"I know I have it but where did I put it???"

As for the wasps, I got stung walking past a nest that I didn't see, hanging on an air conditioner at the airport. Carburetor cleaner gave them a bad day.
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Old September 15th, 2020, 07:56 AM
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Here goes. This is an old method for wornout blocks. Have it bored out and new Sleves installed. Good experienced machine shop should be able to do it. I would shoot for one that has been in business for a while. You can go right back to Orginal Bore and use your orginal pistons. You need to check closely the ring grove wear. Put the new ring on the piston and use a feeler gauge to check. Old "Motor" repair manuals had the procedure in them. Normally not a problem but one of those things to check. Beats pulling and tearing the engine down.
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If Dan is unable to find his, PM me. I currently in the process of having an engine rebuilt and came across a couple local motors. I'm not an expert, but they seem in pretty good shape. Paul
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If Dan is unable to find his, PM me. I currently in the process of having an engine rebuilt and came across a couple local motors. I'm not an expert, but they seem in pretty good shape. Paul
That's great news Paul.
Because I haven't found those things anywhere
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Long shot.. 60 over...

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