426 Engine rebuild advice
Posted April 12, 2012 - 08:35 AM
Can I just put in a new piston..... As long as the cylinder is clean or do I need to redo both the cylinder and the piston? Or can I just put in new rings?
Will the bottom end hold up to a new piston?
Who makes the best pistons? If the cylinder needs work, who should I send it to?
I know alot will depend on what I see when I open her up, but any advice before hand would be greatly appreciated.
Posted April 12, 2012 - 02:20 PM
I would, however, take the head to a shop and have the recut the seats for the valves and put in new springs. That will cost you no more than $200. If you add a new piston to that little bit of head maintenance, it will be like new.
The bottom end will last forever. But be sure to check for play in the crank when you take it apart. Replace if necessary, but if you've don't your maintenance, it probably won't be.
Posted April 13, 2012 - 12:00 PM