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FHP Flathead Forged Pistons

Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:23 pm

Posts: 219
Location: Georgia
I see on the website main page that FHP now offers forged flathead pistons.
I wonder what sizes are offered? Is there any diffrence in the piston to cyl. wall clearence? Will this effect the cyl. wall life? And what type rings are recommended for them?
Also what is best to use for an upper torque plate when boring the cylinders?

Post Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:51 am

Posts: 325
Location: Viola, WI

fhsmith1, i can get you about any size piston you want. i don't have any on the shelf at the moment but when someone wants some, i see exactly what they need and order them from there. it takes me about 3-4 weeks to get them and the customer has just what he wants. you do use a little more clearance on the forged pistons than the cast ones. i don't see where that would affect cylinder wall life one way or the other. the rings that usually come with them are the standard 3 ring style with 3 piece oil rings and 2 compression rings. the top ring is usually chrome. they retail for $350.00 a set and are really nice pieces. i can for the most part accomodate varying stroke lengths and setups so that's why i order them instead of stocking them. everyone wants something different.

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