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« on: October 12, 2017, 02:02:16 AM »

I will need to do a rebore on my 1800 due to scoring in cylinder #4 under closer inspection.  I will be in the market in the near future for some oversize pistons.  However, upon looking around on the internet, I have found a few different ones priced from $180 up to $600.  The $180 ones are from Vick Auto Sports in Texas, claim to be OEM supplied, like a lot of the others I've seen.  I prefer to get them here in the US, but will compromise.  What have your experiences been?  Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 09:48:45 AM »

Hi. I'm in the (lengthy) process of doing a complete engine rebuild of my 2000 Spider and I'm using Vick Auto's (claimed) 10:1 compression pistons. To be honest, when buying new off the shelf items there are precious few options that I'm aware of. Guy Croft has forged pistons to his own design, but the price is simply too rich for my blood. I think quite a few posters on here have used VAS pistons, and don't recall hearing any complaints.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 07:17:47 PM »

mangocrazy- Thanks, I was also looking into the VAS pistons.  Auto Ricambi also has some that look good too.  I'm not looking to build a race engine, just stock mainly for smog reasons, so I'm looking for the basic, stock compression type.  My budget doesnt allow for the forged type, and that is overkill especially since I'm not running any "Go Fast, Make Noise" stuff at all.  I'd just slap rings and rehone, but the scoring is enough to catch your fingernails and I believe the honing wouldnt take it out.  The Guy Croft stuff is great, but too rich for my blood too.  I figure since the stock stuff lasted this long, it should be good for another 20-30 years.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 10:06:51 PM »

Guy recommended the VAS pistons to me - because I wasn't after anything more than standard.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 01:40:53 AM »

jreacock- Me neither.  Bone stock is what I'm looking for.  As long as they aren't Chinese, I'll be good with it.
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