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thumpin cat
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From: Santa Barbara, California
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-07-2002 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thumpin cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the keith black pistons that i want to get for my 351w, are for the 71 and up blocks, which means that they will stick out above the deck of my 69 351w, is there anyway i can make this work please let me know thanks a lot.

also what would be the better choice flat tops or domed pistons

plase let me know thanks a lot.

specs of 351w:
vic jr intake
roush 200 heads
comp cams 296 grind
750 carb
3500 stall
4:56 gears

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Rustang
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From: Clarion PA
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posted 10-07-2002 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ran FelPro blue gaskets stacked with .018" FelPro copper shim gaskets. I can dig up the part number for them if you're interested. I used copper gasket sealant (I think it was felpro too). This brought the pistons to around zero deck. With over 12:1 compression never had a failure in many passes at the strip plus a few street miles. This was with stock head bolts and production C9 heads.

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thumpin cat
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posted 10-07-2002 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thumpin cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
should i get the keith black, domed pistons or the flat tops?

cam lift is: 554/558
valve size is: 2.020'' x 1.600'' (11/32)

if i use the domed pistons with the felpros, will there be enough cleance?

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