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Re: [T3] starting an early 62 overhaul

<x-flowed>Not sure if it applies to 1500 single carb models, but my experience of using flat top 1600 pistons instead of domed 1500S ones meant that I needed some 32-PDSIT carb jet changes (which it took me a long time to get to the bottom of). At least I eventually got the 1965 jet specs to guide me. Maybe going from a flat head 1500 piston to a flat head 1600 wouldn't be a problem. Except for the extra power ;-) Chris

Hal Sullivan wrote:

On Jul 5, 2006, at 9:37 PM, Scott Taylor wrote:

Are you planning on reusing
your pistons and re-ringing them. I think I have a set of 1500 ATe rings here.

My plan had been to replace them, but now I wonder. They look better than I had expected, but then I'm not really sure what I'm looking for when it comes to evaluating pistons and cylinders.

Honing & re-ringing might be your best option -- I've heard rumbling that the 83mm P/C sets
have gotten to be fairly hard to come by.

A lot of people just use the 85.5 sets and wind up with a 1600, partly because it's cheaper
and partly because nobody can tell without taking the engine apart. But for something
*that* early, I'd want to keep it stock

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