Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
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I completed my first 466 build recently. I bought my pistons, rings and bearings first. The owner of the auto parts store was also the machinist. I took in my rods, block and crank. Told him I wanted the pistons .010 in the hole and let him figure it out. Got it back, all 8 were right on the money. Also had it align honed and balanced.
Listen to the guys on this forum, they really know their stuff.
Something kinda funny...my wifes first husband was a mechanic and she used to drag race a Studebacker that he sponsored. I told her that I was thinking about hypereutectic pistons. Her remark was "what did you say? hyper what, you are like hell you're getting forged pistons". Naturally I listened to her, got plazma moly rings too.
Welcome to the forum.
'64 Galaxie 500 XL 499/C6, '06 Mustang GT