Looking for an Oversize Piston fo a Vire 7 Engine

10 November 2004 - from David Herring

I'm having trouble locating an oversize piston for my engine rebuild. I've called many of the suppliers listed on the site. Crinan Marine had none, but said if they could get one they thought it would be about $500 US.

I called a guy at Wiseco (http://www.wiseco.com/); they are a leadingsupplier of pistons for motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. They said they do not have anything remotely like the Vire piston (I put up pictures,specs at http://www.arenque.com/piston/). Wiseco did say they could make 4 pistons for about $250 US per piston. I'd send them my old piston, they would forge a new set of 4 and sell them to me.

Given all this I have two questions for you and/or your readers:

  1. Does anyone know of a place to get an oversize piston?
  2. Is anyone interested in the Wiseco piston option. I'm thinking if I could get three others to go in with me it's actually much cheaper than the OEM version anyway and would open up a new source for pistons.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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