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Richard Blackburn
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Hi Brian,

I have two pairs that belong to a customer but one piston has been knocked and is 10 thou oval, the other pair are badly scored. Both may requalify. After hunting the universe for a replacement pair for him I drew a blank. I have ended up with what are perhaps the last pair of blank castings in existence and I’ll be machining them to fit his barrel. If only the club were capable of organising themselves to make pistons we would not be in this mess now, how long has this been a problem that the tech ctte have failed to address? Next week I will start CAD of steel die cast tooling for all piston sizes to create my own supply. I’ve got 3D CNC gear so I’m just going to make my own as I don’t have the luxury of the SOC funds to procrastinate with.

Cheers,
Richard