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Old 03-29-2004, 11:28 PM
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Silvolite Claimer pistons any good?

Hello,

I see a ton of kits on ebay with Silvolite Claimer pistons in them? Are these pistons even any good? How about Eagle? Are Scat cranks any good? Same for Eagle?

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Old 03-30-2004, 01:49 AM
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all i know about claimer pistons,.....
some race classes (never seen this anywhere other than roundy rounds) have a rule, where an opponent can "claim" your motor for a fee, and you have to give it up. so you build your motor as cheaply as possible........supposed to keep you from running a $10K motor........ does that help any?

never used eagle rods, but have heard good things about them...
is scat the cheapo crank you see on ebay that's made in china? if it isn't, what's the ripoff you see there?
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I think that the claimer pistons are about the middle of the KB line. They are a medium grade piston that was designed well enough to handle racing, but cheap enough to be easy on the pocket.
Larry... as far as the Scat line being the cheapo of the bunch, I think that are just about equal in comparison. They both come from overseas, but they are manufactured very well. I think I have a really nice kit from Eagle, but I wouldn't hesitate to run a Scat kit in a future build. Have you ever had any problems with Scat or heard any good reasons not to run them? Just wondering, I would like to know if they have started to build a bad reputationů

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Old 03-30-2004, 05:29 AM
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i'm a tad foggy on the scat..... there is a knock off (more like rip off) outfit, rhymes with scat, but from what i hear they're junk. just can't remember the name........
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Gotcha! If I see any rotating parts that rhyme with Scat, I will remember that they are garbage.

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The name of the company is CAT, some of their products are very good, but the cranks are terrible! You are correct about the cranks being done ocross the pond. The CAT cranks are different manufacturer than Scat. The Scat 9000 series is a very good street strip, mild competition crank.
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The Silvolite claimer pistons are much the same as the KB pistons in that they are not as forgiving as Speed-Pro pistons when it comes to tuning the engine timing, etc. Speed-pro hypereutectics seem to be a better piston than the KB and Silvolite hypereutectics.
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Ohhh... The C.A.T rotating assy... Those parts are cheap. Their name actually stands for Cal-Auto-Transpeed C.A.T
They have a California office, and the name implies that they are a California based business, but all of the parts are from overseas. Someone ordered a pair of rocker arms once and they were just a couple of arms of the wrong ratio in the set. They were not a split set (1.5/1.6), they were actually supposed to be the same ratio. When they were informed, they said that they would need to wait until an overseas shipment arrived before the problem could be fixed... I will not buy anything that is manufactured by C.A.T
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C-hinese A-utomotive T-ripe !!!!?????
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