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1953 Ford Consul pistons

 
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hbogart0412



Joined: 10 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: 1953 Ford Consul pistons Reply with quote

Could anyone help me find pistons for my car? This is a North American import. How do I measure for oversize and what do I look for when ordering? Regards.
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peteleo



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Location: San Mateo,California

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard bore: 3.125". Measure the bore from top to bottom and pistons
for wear. You may need new rings only.
Try EnFord Spares for pistons or rings. mail@enford.co.nz
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JAN



Joined: 21 Oct 2007
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Location: Wigan, UK

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you clean the carbon from the piston crown, any oversize will be marked in the top, e.g. +0.010 (10 thou) or, posibly STD (Standard size). Original Ford pistons will be standard, but have no markings.
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hbogart0412



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they're standard with no wear to the bores. I'll hone them out when I get parts. Two will have to be replaced. All rings are cracked and it appears pieces of the rings cut groves into the crowns (actually melted to the top of one of them). Graeme at EnFord Spares is a great source for spares. Thanks for the suggestions.

Maybe you can help with a diagnosis? Believe this was caused by a blown head gasket. Car overheated last August, but don't know why other than it was really hot outside. Boil test revealed thermostat was good. Bad rad cap? Corroded radiator core? (if so, how can I tell?) Just don't want this to happen again. Regards
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