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Triumph TR6 - Pistoin Composition
|Little activity so here's a question for the knowledgeable few...are the stock pistions in the TR6 engine, steel or aluminum? Looked about and could not find the answer.|
|Aluminium alloy! (Aluminum to us Yanks)|
|Thanks Rod, for some reason, for an old tractor engine, I had the impression that they were cast steel. Appreciate you clearing that up.|
|Are they magnetic?|
|Well that was a dumb question.|
Will a magnet stick to them?
|Don't know Don. I'll try next time I'm at the shop!@|
|When you can use a stopwatch in place of a tachometer, the weight of the reciprocating mass is not an issue. Beside Cast iron is great for maintaining shape dimensionally.|
However, with a high reving engine (relatively speaking) reciprocating weight is an issue and therefore would like to keep it down within the constraints, cost of course being a significant constraint.
|Leonard G Middleton|
This thread was discussed between 16/03/2009 and 19/03/2009
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