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Re: 1275 Pistons

To: "Dean Swanson" <d.swanson@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: 1275 Pistons
From: "Glen Byrns" <grbyrns@ucdavis.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 08:40:31 -0700
I got a set of forged oversized pistons with a custom dish volume for a 
turbo 1275 from Venolia in California.  I've been very happy with the 
motor/pistons.  Not cheap, but not out of line with others.


> List,
> The non-original 1098cc engine in my Sprite died (the top compression ring
> on all four pistons [three pistons of one style and one of another] broke
> along with the ring groove to the top of the piston).
> I figure if I am going to have to spend the money for new pistons and
> machine work I would be better off investing the money in rebuilding a 
> 1275.
> So, for a stock street 1275 Spridget engine what are the recommended
> pistons?
> Best suppliers?
> I don't know what oversize I will need yet.
> Thanks,
> Dean Swanson
> Holly Springs, NC
> '62 A.H. Sprite Mk II

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