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fireZ

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Ricks pistons
« on: April 08, 2009, 11:31:56 PM »
Does anyone know if Rcks First Generation piston include the rings with the 302 pistons ?
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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 01:30:30 AM »
Well....mine didn't that I bought several months ago.  Just put a set of SpeedPro rings on them today.
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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 03:40:35 AM »
I always use SRP J and E brand forged pistons in all of the 302s that I rebuilt. What kind does Ricks sell? price? John

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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 06:31:36 AM »
I always use SRP J and E brand forged pistons in all of the 302s that I rebuilt. What kind does Ricks sell? price? John
John.....check out this link.   
http://www.rickscamaros.com/product.asp?pf_id=EP-631&dept_id=999

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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 04:03:43 PM »
Do the one from Ricks you bought look to be a nice piece?

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 06:40:43 PM »
Yes, they look very nice....look almost like the original equipment forged pistons.....and that's the only strike against them, they are not forged.  The way I was looking at it was that this was for a restoration engine and the engine wasn't going to be revved over 6,000 rpm anyway.
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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 07:15:02 PM »
Are the pistons you bought 0.30 over and if so what was the part # for the speedpro rings if possible. Thanks

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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 07:45:57 PM »
Are the pistons you bought 0.30 over and if so what was the part # for the speedpro rings if possible. Thanks
OOps, why I said SpeedPro I don't know.....Actually they are Sealed Power #E-251K 30 (.30 over).  They were supplied by my machinist that did all the work on my block, rods, and pistons.  BTW....the pistons are supplied with pin locks for floating pins (used in the '69 302s) but my engine is for a '68 302 which has pressed pins....we just threw the locks in the trash. There is another thread about these pistons so I will add it so that you might get more information on them.
          http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1657.0
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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 07:53:02 PM »
Thanks did they come with the press in pins or the floaters

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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009, 08:11:49 PM »
There is only one pin type....the difference is the pistons are cut for and supplied with pin locks.  If you plan on floating the pins in the rods then you have to use the pin locks to hold the pins in place.  If you plan on press fitting the pins in the rods then you can throw the pin locks away, the pins are held in place by the press fit in the rods.  Hope this is clear enough.
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009, 08:17:42 PM »
Oh, another item.  I don't know for sure if these pistons are weight compensated, that is if they are the same weight as the original forged ones.  We didn't pay any attention to this detail because we had the rotating parts rebalanced.
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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 01:24:07 AM »
J&E or CP are the best ones to use.  These companies make 302 pistons for NHRA's Stock Eliminator, and they are just like the OEM and make more power to boot........

I have a trick Stock Eliminator ring combo that I use to make more power too.  We are averaging in the 340-370 hp range with an .040" head gasket.  If I used the 711 gasket, we could make over 400 hp but you would need to run good gas al the time.

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Re: Ricks pistons
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2009, 01:32:55 AM »
I am using the Wiseco Pro Tru piston kit. They came with a ring set. 11 to 1 with a 64 cc head

http://www.wiseco.com/Catalogs/ProTru/BuickChryslerChevrolet.pdf


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