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429 Build - Piston questions.

Post  75truck on October 30th 2015, 1:05 pm

Building a 1971 429 block with a 429 crank.  Is the L2366F Speed Pro the correct piston to use for the stock crank to obtain the piston flush with the deck?  Stated compression height is 1.89. Any other suggestions for pistons?
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Re: 429 Build - Piston questions.

Post  dfree383 on October 30th 2015, 1:27 pm

Not to be a jerk, but I'd suggest getting a 460 crank and your piston options become a lot better and you will gain a noticeable amount of torque.
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I appreciate the 460 crank comment.

Post  75truck on October 30th 2015, 2:00 pm

I guess I'm not so concerned with ultimate torque. Just a 3/4 ton truck that is a weekend driver. I just really want a slightly upgraded 429. I think it to be more unique. I am also considering putting a tbi injection unit on it.

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Post  supervel45 on October 30th 2015, 2:06 pm

I would skip the forged pistons if it is going to be a naturally aspirated engine.

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Re: 429 Build - Piston questions.

Post  dfree383 on October 30th 2015, 2:15 pm

75truck wrote:I guess I'm not so concerned with ultimate torque.  Just a 3/4 ton truck that is a weekend driver. I just really want a slightly upgraded 429.  I think it to be more unique.   I am also considering putting a tbi injection unit on it.

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Then your selection for pistons is very limited and you will need to deck the block to get zero deck if that's what your looking for.

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So is this piston correct?

Post  75truck on October 30th 2015, 2:30 pm

Is the L2366F Speed Pro the correct piston? Price seems right around $440 on Sleezepay.

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Re: 429 Build - Piston questions.

Post  slurm on October 30th 2015, 9:40 pm

Just built a 429 with l2366f and i did have to deck block. Using eagle rods. I dig the 429. Look around someone has to have them setting around.
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