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Brendan1959 07-02-2020 07:13 PM

Piston size
 

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I have picked up a spare motor the piston is stamped Q4Q, do you think that is 40" over?

chrs1961815 07-03-2020 01:05 AM

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It may or may not be.

I know Hudsons in the 30s and 40s and other cars throughout the years had markings on the top of the pistons. Most of the times it is a manufacturing item, like a letter corresponds to piston size. I have only seen a single letter used, but I have not torn too many engines apart. If you could find out the manufacturer of the pistons, they could probably help you in some way. Btw, I checked google and could not find anything for a code like that.

dave in australia 07-03-2020 02:52 AM

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It could also be 040, which would indicate .040" oversize. Plenty of engines I've pulled apart have had piston sizes stamped in the top. STD, 020, 040, 060 etc.

kenparker 07-03-2020 06:50 AM

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I agree with Dave in Australia's comment.

Bob Bidonde 07-03-2020 07:43 AM

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Measure the cylinder,s diameter about one inch below the deck. 3.875" + 0.040" = 3.92" is a ballpark estimate of the cylinder's diameter for an 0.040" oversize.

JoeCB 07-03-2020 09:28 PM

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Someone had lost their "0" stamp and substituted the nearest thing "Q"

Joe B

Brendan1959 07-03-2020 11:41 PM

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The bore measures about 3.913 so that must be 40 over

shew01 07-04-2020 06:17 AM

Piston size
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeCB (Post 1905763)
Someone had lost their "0" stamp and substituted the nearest thing "Q"

Joe B


Or, maybe eyesight was so bad the installer could not tell the difference between O and Q?


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dansluck 07-04-2020 10:02 PM

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Standard bore is 3.875 plus .040 is 3.915


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