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Author Topic:   Ohio pistons
AC156
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted January 07, 2002 09:47 PM
What are your opinions on ohio pistons? any good?

ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted January 07, 2002 10:22 PM
heavy!

brownstone
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted January 07, 2002 10:27 PM
Ohio pistons are ok,but they are a low priced claimer piston and that must be taken into account when installing them and running them.

The clearances suggested with the pistons must be followed closely.

Also its important to keep the rpms at a resonable level when running these pistons, I would highly suggest keeping things below 7000 if possible when running these pistons.

I ran them in a motor in a mod with good service for nearly 3 seasons trouble free.

THe trouble is that most folks buy the Ohio pistons and run them or treat them like a top flite racing pistons such as a JE and they are not.

However when installed correctly and not over revved these pistons will give reliable service.

Just my two cents,
Good luck

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 639
posted January 08, 2002 08:49 AM
brownstone is correct!!!!!!!!

4barrel
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted January 08, 2002 09:25 PM
Not for race engines Pass car and LT truck only! great for your ford mod A but not in a race engine!

AC156
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted January 08, 2002 10:14 PM
Thanks guys!

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted January 10, 2002 12:03 AM
My partner has run the Ohio cast for many years. If you replace them every 2 years you should not have any problems. They are a cheap piston and will work for most all of us poor boys.

dirttrackracer
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 0
posted January 10, 2002 09:07 PM
Make sure you have the piston honed where the pin goes through or when it heats up you will pull the piston apart at the pin,know it for a fact,dont ask how.For almost the same money you can buy speed-pro hyperutectics and have a far better piston.

AC156
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted January 10, 2002 09:29 PM
Thanks for the responses. A guy gave me a set of them and i was just wondering what ya'll thought. They are used. I dont think that i want to run them now. Thanks guys.

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