I had thought about you the other day as it has been some time since you posted. Figured you had been busy as hell with Omicron. Glad the head is done and if it was me, I would probably spring for a new set as it’s been difficult to find a single piston. With some luck, you should be able to get it finished yet this spring and enjoy it.
I forget did you ever contact Siestasun on Ebay? You might try Team CJ. They build a few engines per month. They replace pistons routinely and exclusively. When mine was done, I was told it would be “new or no”. Thus, they rip out and either save or most likely trash hundreds of serviceable pistons. They might be willing to let you dumpster dive one.
If it was me, and I was in your position, I’d hand it to a reliable shop to just get them all replaced. You could probably have it done for one week’s traveling nurse wages (from what my traveling nurse friend tells me she’s making). Life’s too short to spend it searching for a single piston.
I wouldn’t weight match to the crushed one. It’s been on a diet. Maybe to the neighboring one. I guess I’m not a trusting sort. I worry about what sort of work was previously done on it. Was there any evidence that it was actually balanced?
Welcome Back Nicole. And thanks for being in the trenches fighting the Pandemic. The term “Heros” has been grossly overused in the past few years, but in reference to the doctors and nurses dealing with Covid I think the label is deserved.
Besides Classic Jaguar in Austin you might also try asking Coventry West. They also rebuild a lot of Jaguar engines.
Hi Candiece, what size bore are you looking for? I have one standard bore that came from my 11k OTS.
It still has most of the tin plating on it. Part number is stamped C 24086 G sized. This is a split skirt OEM original piston.
Nicole,if they would mic their used sets and see if they have a single piston that measures what you need, it might be worth picking up that whole set. Should be less than a new set, and as Paul commented on earlier, would eliminate the need to pull all apart
I just got in a fairly large inventory of assorted new British pistons, approx. 300 of them. I will start unpacking them this coming week.
Will need some more info though, what brand, what size, long or short skirt, number of rings, compression ratio. If your old piston is made by AE there will be a 5-digit part number either cast into the under side, or stamped on the top of the piston, ex. 18596 etc. If it happens to be an original Jaguar piston they stamp their part number on the top of the piston, C20090 etc.