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Mixed up pistons

I had a 454 disassembled and was going to freshen up with new bearings rings and so on.
Problem is that during a recent move, the rods with pistons still attached were packed in a box and taken out of the order I had them in. Now I do not know what piston belongs to which cylinder.
What do I do now?

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If you plan to hone the cylinders lightly for new rings, it won't matter much which piston goes back into which cylinder. Just pay attention to the mark on the piston crown and point it to the front of the block. The chamfer on the rod big ends goes to the counterweight side of the rod journal, not the middle of the journal.
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Usually, but not always, the rod will be numbered. That way the piston will end up in the correct hole.
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