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Old 10-01-2005, 06:18 AM   #1
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I've got an extra 94 */C engine layin around that i'm thinkin about puttin together and i was curious if to know if there are any companies making hard core parts for these engine such as pistons rods and the like?
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Old 10-01-2005, 06:24 AM   #2
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www.seriesoneperformance.com has most everything.
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Old 10-01-2005, 06:29 AM   #3
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thanx glad to so i'm not the only one on here so early
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You don't need rods or pistons. . . . ... They will be less reliable and not last as long as stock. When you start breaking parts then look to upgrade.
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Since i plan on putting this engine at around 22 psi in a fiero I want the insurance of forged pistons. I know the ins and outs of putting an engine together since I do it every day, I just wasn't sure where to find parts for the older engines wich is realyl all I was asking.
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L67 pistons are already forged.
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I think your going to have problems with head gaskets before pistons and rods. These 3800'* are tanks.
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L67 pistons are already forged.
Thats what I thought Will.Tthe guys at series one said they where cast but then tried to sell me some so...........anyone know where this is documented?
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The only person in the last month to ask about forged pistons got this reply:

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"No, unfortuantely the rods are cast, the pistons are cast, and the crank is nodular iron. The SII has hypereutectic pistons from the factory, but that'* all. They all hold up remarkably well to modifications though.

At the moment the only connecting rods available are one-off custom made. Our rods are an odd width so they don't match up to any off the shelf rods known.

I can get you a forged crank, pistons, and billet rods but they're not cheap and recommended only for those going to extreme power levels.

Thanks for the inquiry and let me know if you have any other questions."

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I guess I should work on my sales pitch, seems weak.

In anycase, I sent the rods out to a number of shops and of the 3 I asked 3 said they were cast with no hesitation. I've found a ton more data to support the idea that the pistons are also cast than I've found to say otherwise. Matter a fact in more than 4 years of playing with these engines, researching parts, and talking with people about these engines I've never seen anything more than personal opinion (almost exclusively related to BC) to suggest they are anything else.

I'd really love for it to be true. I honestly would because it would save me tons of money on pistons. But until we get some kind of proof I wouldn't bet my engine on it. If someone is in an investigative mood it would be great if you post what you find.
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sounded good enough to me thanks dr jay
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