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Looking for piston profiles 328

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by atlantaman, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

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    I am about to go thru a rebuild on my 328 motor--stock pistons are getting expensive and being discontinued anyway.

    I am searching for 328 profiles that would put me between 9.8 and 10.0. I have calls into JE and Wiseco but will likely need a job # for them to look up anything.
     
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  3. Matt Morgan, "Kermit"

    Matt Morgan, "Kermit" Formula Junior

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    Try Wiseco. I have used thier Pistons in motors with a 83mm bore, and althought they were 11 to 1, I'm sure they can do lesser compression ratios.
    HTH,
    Kermit
     
  4. Z06Kal

    Z06Kal Karting

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    Stay away from JE I have seen serious quality control problems in their stuff.
     
  5. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

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    I do not think I want to go up to 11:1--would like to stay around 10 to 10.5---too much bad gas around these days--some of the "low-country" stations seem to serve 77 octane sometimes--with a nice dose of water too.
     
  6. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

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    can you send me some pics? are the pistons "raised dome" or flat?--would assume that flat tops at 11:1 would crunch some valves----
     
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  8. Matt Morgan, "Kermit"

    Matt Morgan, "Kermit" Formula Junior

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    Hi Charles,
    I tried to upload the J-peg of the piston, but unfortunately it was too large. They feature flat tops,not dished. The valve reliefs easily handle the cams Frank Capo did for the motor (.400" lift).
    BTW they were for a 308 bored over, so the pin height may not be the same.
    The Wiseco # is 017553153, and the compression height is listed as 1.291"
    HTH,
    Kermit
     
  9. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

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    My personel mail is cicatlanta@aol--would you please send a pic there--

    also--I see JE puts an anti-friction coating on the skirts--did you get that on your Wiseco units?
     
  10. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

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    I am abou tto pull my 328 motor so I though I would revive this thread to see if there is any new input
     
  11. Sunracer

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    I know a friend of mine, working with a pro race engine builder, did the following. They used bondo poured into the cylinder with the head still installed, block otherwise disassembled. This took a mould of the inside of the combustion chamber. That along with a stock piston was sent to the manufacturer. With these two items they had a custom piston made up to the requested compression ratio.


    PB
     
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  13. Artvonne

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    #10 Artvonne, Nov 10, 2006
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    I have a two valve so it wont help much, but here is a pic anyway. I had Wiseco make these at 10.4:1 CR if i got all my numbers right :). If you can give them the numbers they need, they can make you anything you want. Some of the items they will need are the CC of your combustion chambers and piston crown (or dish), rod length, pin height, gasket thickness, max valve opening, and clearance with valves open .100" inch, IIRC. They been making a lot of pistons for a long long time, and are easy to talk to along with being reasonable.

    Hows the 365-oh-8 coming along???
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  14. dirk

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    Try Wieseco, they made some 328 pistons for me with 10.3:1. Ask for Keith Thompson. Very nice price, approx $750 for all
     
  15. GTHill

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    $750 for custom pistons? That isn't bad...

    Gene
     
  16. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

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    the 330-0-8 so stalled--lack of time and $$$. Had planned on doing it this winter, but need to wait till 2 more quarters before my company stock can go back up and be sellable.
     
  17. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

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    Dirk, your profile says you have a 308--just checking to be sure you got 328 pistons and not 308.

    Also, did you do any other work? Cams--ect?
     
  18. dirk

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    Yes, thats right, but i just build up a Euro 328 engine, because my US Spec 308 engine, has much less power than my 911SC-83. I use the 328 top-end and the 308 gearbox, this fit very well.
     
  19. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

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    Dirk, Anything else you did to motor? cams? head work?
     

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