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About to start replacing pistons on the '78 cone I picked up last fall. The old pistons are .020 over and have some scoring on the skirts and there is also slight scoring on the original cylinders. So I plan on buying Wiseco 10:1 .030 piston kit. I have done the same work on my '67 shovel (also .030 over orig jugs), but I had the jugs and new pistons matched at a shop then. This time I want to do it myself. Is this difficult? What is needed? A micrometer? Honing bit for drill press? Is a drill press even needed? Somebody please help out young grasshopper.
 

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I was asking around and it seems like I would need some expensive equipment.

Just looked up this task on You Tube. Looks like a lathe is necessary among other tools.
 

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There are a few different ways and tools to use to get the job done

but to be honest all the tooling is very very expensive
if your on Long Island and need a shop recommendation shoot me a pm
I just did a top end on my '60 ironhead and for a friends shovelhead

just a .10 over bore and hone is not expensive at all

shoot me a pm and I can help steer you in the right place if you dont have anyone in mind
 
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