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I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

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I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

Post by ap72 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:34 pm

I can't seem to find much on ebay- I just want a set of used forged 350 pistons (std bore 1.560" CH), flat top or small dome. This is for a low budget engine that I'm putting together with spare parts.
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Re: I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

Post by F-BIRD'88 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:49 pm

You won;t find may/any "good" used pistons for sale. All the good ones are either still running in a good motor or are reused.

Only the junk is sold off. broken sets etc.

Only used up pistons are sold off. Get a paper route and buy some new KB forged or hyper, your choice. They are very reasonably priced.

Buying used pistons is like buying used race roller tappets or junk yard vortec heads.

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Re: I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

Post by ap72 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:54 pm

F-BIRD'88 wrote:You won;t find may/any "good" used pistons for sale. All the good ones are either still running in a good motor or are reused.

Only the junk is sold off. broken sets etc.

Only used up pistons are sold off. Get a paper route and buy some new KB forged or hyper, your choice. They are very reasonably priced.

Buying used pistons is like buying used race roller tappets or junk yard vortec heads.
Its not about not having the money its about not wanting to spend money on a throw away engine. If I buy pistons then why not a better cam, carb, intake, etc. I don't need the most power just something that runs without blowing up on its first pass.

BTW I've used several sets of junkyard Vortec heads.
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Post by af2 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:13 pm

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Re: I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

Post by F-BIRD'88 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:15 pm

ap72 wrote:
F-BIRD'88 wrote:You won;t find may/any "good" used pistons for sale. All the good ones are either still running in a good motor or are reused.

Only the junk is sold off. broken sets etc.

Only used up pistons are sold off. Get a paper route and buy some new KB forged or hyper, your choice. They are very reasonably priced.

Buying used pistons is like buying used race roller tappets or junk yard vortec heads.
Its not about not having the money its about not wanting to spend money on a throw away engine. If I buy pistons then why not a better cam, carb, intake, etc. I don't need the most power just something that runs without blowing up on its first pass.

BTW I've used several sets of junkyard Vortec heads.

If you build the engine correctly and run it properly, keeping within the laws of physics, you will not be throwing it away.

The only way to blow up an engine is to exceed the laws of physics by quite a bit. If thats what has been happening to your engine's you need to examine what you are doing and do it different. Especially if you have to work within a tight budget.

The only other sure way to blow up and engine is to build it using other peoples used up passed over junk. Good reusable forged piston are never sold off.
Either the builder will re use then or a friend will take them way before they reach Ebay or Craig's list etc.

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Post by shoedoos » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:26 pm

Its been a little secret of mine for years....young grasshopper

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Post by dfree383 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:29 pm

shoedoos wrote:Its been a little secret of mine for years....young grasshopper

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Post by shoedoos » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:37 pm

a whole new world of searching has begun....ebay and racing junk are sooooo last century.....

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Re: I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

Post by cobalt327 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:43 pm

Absolutely gotta be forged? I mean, a junk engine (so to speak) that has no life expectancy to speak of, why not use some OEM FT w/PM rods? Like the set I have from a LT1? Or is this a N2O deal or ?
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Re: I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

Post by ClassicComp » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:57 pm

I have a set of .030 forged domed 350's with rods LT1 replacement piston I think.
shoot me a pm with your contact info.
results speak for themselves

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Re: I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

Post by rocks409 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:09 pm

I searched all of USA and Canada. Noo luck. I need a set of used 350 Chevy pistons +.070

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Post by mudracer » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:21 pm

to search craigslist quickly...

http://www.crazedlist.org

try that.
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Re: I need a good place to buy a set of used forged sbc pistons

Post by RW TECH » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:36 pm

ClassicComp wrote:I have a set of .030 forged domed 350's with rods LT1 replacement piston I think.
shoot me a pm with your contact info.
This is exactly what you need.

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