Updated/Current Oval Piston Roll Call!

MarkBroviak

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The whole crown of the piston.

Delta T is a factor. How much the piston material absorbs is another as is how much area is exposed at a given time.
And on this whole subject against popular belief I personal found that not squeezing the quench area seemed to make it more manageable also as my first motor was 15.25:1 comp but I put the pistons are zero deck height with grade C gaskets. This allowed me to run more timing without causing any of the normal issues associated with higher timing levels and I was extremely happy with that motors response. There is a LOT to the complete combo but this is just a nice example of what I did back in the day with mine. I really do miss that motor cause it was one of my favorites of all time!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2oy3pS59CA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ubCoeNROTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Egb6JE9UR4
 

56taskforce

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Some very good info here glad I happened across the thread.
The fact that so much heat is sucked out of the cylinder into the cooling system sounds like a thermal coating capable of reflecting that eat back into the combustion would be hugely beneficial?
 

56taskforce

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Just got off the phone with John my new motor will be getting a set of oval bowls.
Glad I called now I need to call SoCal and confirm but John thinks I need to go .020 over for the big valves in the stg2 heads. On three good side he said .020 will not hurt the induction hardening.
 
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