Pistons for my 1300cc Fiat X1.9 SOHC

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Pistons for my 1300cc Fiat X1.9 SOHC

Post by CountVonZanzibar » October 3rd, 2015, 9:42 pm

Hi Guy and All

With the restored body of my X1/9 soon to be returned to me its time to think about rebuilding the engine.

I've been recommended a set of 87mm pistons, however these are '8.9:1 compression' and I know that the standard compression is 9.2:1.

I understand the basics of compression, but I'm unsure if these new pistons would be an improvement or a back wards step.

I'd appreciate any advice on this matter.


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Re: Pistons for my 1300cc Fiat X1.9 SOHC

Post by Guy Croft » October 4th, 2015, 10:56 am

an improvement only in the sense that you can rebuild the engine!

Guy Croft, owner

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