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DRR Sportsman
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The price for pistons has gone bonkers!
Recently got a quote from a major piston manufacture for a small block chevy custom made set, now keep in mind they had a program for this particular cyl. head. This quote did not include pins or support rail, just pin clips. So the sales guy quotes me $1660. I say oh that piston is gas ported right ? ...nope that 10 bucks more apiece. should I send in a piston with valve location center punched? that 150, whats the weight? I dunno but it's 300 to get a target weight.
NO wonder the coating business is doing so well these days...lol
 
Posts: 469 | Location: BENTON HARBOR, MI | Registered: August 29, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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I purchased a lot of products to build a car starting around March of 2021. Since then most of those items are 40-60% higher in price
 
Posts: 783 | Location: Georgia | Registered: May 09, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
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The price I got for my new pistons was a little more than last time I bought them, with the same options. Issue is wait time. I did call a couple of other places that quoted me anywhere from $2500-3500 for the same set.....not sure how they cost that much more when my two places (Gibtec and JE) are a lot less expensive


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
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"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
Posts: 1462 | Location: Back home in Alaska! | Registered: February 13, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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IT ain’t just pistons
 
Posts: 1245 | Location: USA | Registered: December 04, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
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This is the last one i'm doing out of pocket.

I made it good for that reason.

If I can't get someone to give me what I got in it, I'll keep it and find a 4 door Nova to blow everyone's doors off light to light, with it on the street.

What I'd prefer to do anyway.

 
Posts: 9398 | Location: Madeira Beach Fl. | Registered: June 12, 2018Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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A four door Nova with a Pioneer Super Tuner 8 track player.

Shift on the column.

Screaming for Vengeance 8 track

 
Posts: 9398 | Location: Madeira Beach Fl. | Registered: June 12, 2018Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'll skip what we paid for these and HOW LONG it took to get em! WOW!

Turned a small job into a drawn out hassle.

Glad I did it to live long.


 
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DRR Pro
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Originally posted by Mike Rietow:
A four door Nova with a Pioneer Super Tuner 8 track player.

Shift on the column.

Screaming for Vengeance 8 track

[FLASH_VIDEO]<iframe frameborder="0" height="411" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QOwHzlq-EOI" width="730">[/FLASH_VIDEO]


I have your more door Nova (Police package), and a cassette Super Tuner on a slide mount, IN STOCK, ready for pickup.

Drive it home today.


"Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular."
Dave Cook
N375
 
Posts: 1545 | Location: Indy | Registered: November 21, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Mike Rietow:
A four door Nova with a Pioneer Super Tuner 8 track player.

Shift on the column.

Screaming for Vengeance 8 track

[FLASH_VIDEO]<iframe frameborder="0" height="411" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QOwHzlq-EOI" width="730">[/FLASH_VIDEO]


I have your more door Nova (Police package), and a cassette Super Tuner on a slide mount, IN STOCK, ready for pickup.

Drive it home today.


Photo's? Eek

I'm losing sleep over this,,,, reasonable priced 72 White interior, white paint to match.


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DRR Pro
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I probably really don't want to sell this gem...



78 or 79, can't remember. Original 350 with a set of Gianino ported L-98 heads and Performer Air-Gap, some kind of hydraulic flat tappet cam that was laying around, maybe the old .447" ?.


"Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular."
Dave Cook
N375
 
Posts: 1545 | Location: Indy | Registered: November 21, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I got one lined up. Dude sent me 20 photo's.

It's pretty darn nice actually, black interior, and has a glide in it!

Column shift,,, I LOVE IT! Smile

 
Posts: 9398 | Location: Madeira Beach Fl. | Registered: June 12, 2018Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Not too shabby, not gonna sleep well tonight.

 
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Everything is more expensive. 95% is corporations taking full advantage of market conditions. Every major manufacturer’s profits are hitting record highs.



2005 2000lb 4 link dragster
home brew 582 BBC Dart 355
1.058
2.98
4.629@149
6.094
7.310@185

 
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DRR Sportsman
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Not too shabby, not gonna sleep well tonight.



Is it just me that seems to think you hijack every post with posting shyt?
 
Posts: 469 | Location: BENTON HARBOR, MI | Registered: August 29, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR S/Pro
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These are prices for a custom blower pistons from Diamond, includes gas ports, pins, support rails and locks etc.

2018, $1512
2020, $1950. these were bought at the heart of covid and they delivered in 4 weeks and saved my azz
Late 2022, $2274 again I received them in 4 weeks after ordering
 
Posts: 2371 | Location: Moving back to the door side | Registered: April 30, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
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Yea I was going to order new pistons. Even with .125 bore increase and 2.5:1 more compression the calculated power increase did not justify the cost. Hell at the prices I was getting I figured I could just tip the jug some when need more power and be a head in the long run.




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Posts: 4132 | Location: Greensboro NC | Registered: May 24, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
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I got tired of running custom stuff. I know people get parts that require having custom pistons, and I know I have, but it's stressful being at someone (or companies') discretion. You tell them your specs and they give you a price and a date and you're pretty much helpless, they don't care if you miss a race.

I do my very best to try to get standard "off the shelf" stuff now. The money you save by using a cheap oddly bored block and/or weird length rods gets taken away when you try to order pistons.
 
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