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Finally got my custom 4.030, 1.190CH 1/16 1/16 3/16 custom forged pistons from Race Tech through flatlander racing, a true flat top with a 0.0025 to 0.0030 clearance and I have howards file to fit plasma moly pistons rings 4.035. It was a true pleasure dealing with Phil at flatlanderracing and Mike at Race Tech, I don't know how much shipping was, but the pistons cost me $465.00. Race Tech is an off shoot of JE as the owner is the ex owner of JE pistons. I thought for sure I was going with the 14210 probe pistons until Phil at flatlanders put me on the right track. I should get my crank back sometime next week, it has been almost a month, but ole Tommy Tuche said I was unnormal in all my requests, so I gladly took it as a compliment. I polished my 240 rods and it off to the field with some #4 steel shoot to shot peen them redneck style with a 20 gauge. So far I think I am still sending my head off to Arnolds Head Service.

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Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:44 am
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and it off to the field with some #4 steel shoot to shot peen them redneck style with a 20 gauge.
:hmmm: I would like to see that. :rolflmao:

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Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:50 am
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Ya know it might not be as perfect are technical,but you would be surprised how many people have followed this avenue since I brought it up among some motor heads about 4 months ago, we did it with our 400m rods. We do about ten rounds to each side at about 20 yards and that appears to look even, hey everybody has an idea and opinion, maybe the one exception is I follow through and move on, what the heck.

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:17 am
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I am interested in the process being a low buck kind of guy rarely do I get any where near perfection. On the technical I really don't know the forces involved between the two. Just had not heard of that being done before. If it dose the job than why not, that plus add in the fun of shooting the shotgun.

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:17 pm
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Have you priced a box a steel shot lately, and on top of that it may not work at all, I was hoping for a pings per second at FPS from somebody, its kind of how do you argue with someone who takes a shotgun to his rods, darn rednecks, :rolflmao:

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Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:30 pm
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Yeah and here in SoCal you might have to drive a long way to find a place just to be able to shoot them. But I have not priced what it would be to shot peen anything in a long time.

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Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:53 am
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:shock: Just remember to use good quality eye protection.
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Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:32 pm
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well at 20 rounds per rod X 6 means your need 5 boxes, with steel shot running about $10 a box, i'm not sure what it costs to have it done by a pro but... :lol:


Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:04 pm
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Dude have you ever shot a shotgun, I'm not that redneck to shoot each one individually, as in a pattern at 20 yards, forums.

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Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:22 pm
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yeah a couple buddies and i get together every now and then to throw clays and shoot a couple hundred rounds each. i load my own shells so the cost is not so bad.

the pattern is not even enough to do all six at once and get good coverage of each rod. maybe two or three at a time. i would recommend being closer than 20 yards to get a denser coverage, except that with steel shot the ricochets will be many. :nono: you should don protective gear, maybe an old mattress and duct tape. :rolflmao:


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old mattress and duct tape. :rolflmao: that could work :hmmm:

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