Go Back   MLU FORUM > BUY, TRADE or SELL > For Sale Or Wanted


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-11, 03:41
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 4,847
Default Anyone have a 5 cyl. 216 Chevy

These are nice alloy 4 ring pistons..but are for the rare 5 cyl. model. Note: these are flat top need the matching head otherwise you will have crap compression.

And these GMC 270 piston set ..bargain

Ford Mecury Blitz ???
1940 cab 11 C8
1940 Morris-Commercial PU
1941 Morris-Commercial CS8
1940 Chev. 15cwt GS Van ( Aust.)
1942-45 Jeep salad
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-11, 17:01
Phil Waterman's Avatar
Phil Waterman Phil Waterman is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Temple, New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 3,914
Default I've seen that engine

Hi Mike

I've seen that engine actually it is a one cylinder and the other pistons are left overs.

Have one 216 that when I took it apart had several different piston styles all flat top but obviously from different vintage engines. I didn't check the sizes but they may have even been different. It also was a complete hodgepodge of different valves. Suspect that the engine had been assembled on the cheep out of parts bin or several different engines. Funny thing was it ran fine and seem not to be badly out of balance.

Concerning the flat top pistons many US engines have the flat top pistons and a different cylinder head. The flat tops will work in the Canadian engine with low compression but the reverse is not true the dome top pistons will not work with the flat top design cylinder head, pistons hit the cylinder head to say nothing of the valves.

Cheers Phil
Phil Waterman
`41 C60L Pattern 12
`42 C60S Radio Pattern 13
`45 HUP
New e-mail
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:26.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016