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speed pro forged pistons?

Any one have any experience with these pistons and nitrous? Thinking about throwing them in a budget daily driver 350 and spraying a 200 shot on it.

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A tough piston. Properly clearanced and correct ring gap they will work fine.
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200 shot??. Well you would have the pistons covered if you do what has been posted. But how about the rest of the build??.
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355, 010 block, stock crank, procomp h beam rods, speed pro forged flat tops, old school crane solid roller 501/501 lift, 236/244@ .50. On a 112 lsa. Summit aluminum heads with the 200 cc runners I believe there basically like a brodix ik200. Hardland sharp 1.5 roller rockers and a Vic Jr with a Holley 750 dp.
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The pistons are plenty strong.. Probe and Keith Black are other good ones for this too.

200HP nitrous shot.. You may want to blend some 110 octane unleaded race gas in with your pump gas to get
decent fuel octane.
Detonation from a lack of octane will kill and forged piston too.

@ 200 shot you want to consider the fuel octane. A 100 octane is good.

You will find it effective if when setting the valve lash cold.... to set it .006" tighter than the Hot lash spec
from the Crane cam card. When the engine warms up the lash will be just right.

Not much faith in Pro Comp products.
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You got a good primary and secondary fuel source??.
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I've heard mixed stuff about procomp, there so so I think for the price of 100 bucks from a buddy brand new I can't complain. I was thinking a Holley black should cover it, unless you believe I need a stand alone fuel system.
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Yeah I figured I'd run 110 whenever I sprayed it.
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You'd be best to run two separate fuel systems.

I would install a small fuel cell under hood, along with a fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator.
for the nitrous system. Fill this fuel cell with 110+ octane unleaded race gas.
A carter P4594 pump and 3/8" fuel line is plenty for this.
Another Carter P4594 at the back of the car will support the engines fuel needs
run the engine on 92+ octane premimum and the nitrous on 110.

Very simple. and you will have it covered. get a fuel pressure gauge that reads in 1/4 lbs accuratly
You will find this very effective in fine tuning the nitrous system.
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Having a fuel supply in the engine compartment is probably not the best idea. If you ever decided to take it to the track they'd shut you down real fast.
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Having a fuel supply in the engine compartment is probably not the best idea. If you ever decided to take it to the track they'd shut you down real fast.
This is not true. On a drag car this is the preferred location for the fuel cell.
It is much safer under hood.
As long as it is mounted and plumbed correctly, it is fine and will pass track tech.
Be sure that the length of flexible hose that runs from the firewall to the engine
for the nitrous system is good braided steel line.
Small 1 gallon to 3 gallon upright style fuel cells that mount underhood are readily available.
Thats what they are for.

If you look, at the track you will find many drag cars with the fuel cell and fuel system all underhood
whether a nitrous car or not. Ther are many advantages to having the fuel cell and pump mounted under hood,
including safety. Including the fact that the volume of fuel onboard is much less.
Having the fuel cell mounted close to the engine negates the need for high fuel pressure.
5 to 7psi for the carb is just fine and 5 to 8 psi is fine for the nitrous system with a adjustable regulator.
The nitrous fuel system response and pressure regulation is much more consistant.

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355, 010 block, stock crank, procomp h beam rods, speed pro forged flat tops, old school crane solid roller 501/501 lift, 236/244@ .50. On a 112 lsa. Summit aluminum heads with the 200 cc runners I believe there basically like a brodix ik200. Hardland sharp 1.5 roller rockers and a Vic Jr with a Holley 750 dp.
Sounds like a winning combination to me. Spray it!
Speed Pro forged slugs are good. No worries.
Just keep the RPM's reasonable, or that stock cast crank will start flexing.
( Did you have your crank assembly custom balanced? ALWAYS a good idea. )
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Well the car is gonna be a old school gasser a fuel cell up front would look sweet
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Having a fuel supply in the engine compartment is probably not the best idea. If you ever decided to take it to the track they'd shut you down real fast.
Nope. It's a common thing actually. I see lots of small fuel cells up front by the engine at the racetrack.
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Sounds like a winning combination to me. Spray it!
Speed Pro forged slugs are good. No worries.
Just keep the RPM's reasonable, or that stock cast crank will start flexing.
( Did you have your crank assembly custom balanced? ALWAYS a good idea. )
Not yet, it's up in the air, I have a 400 sbc also its a toss up between the two either or need pistons, I just feel the 400 will cost more.... I have pistons for the 400 but the cr is way way too high
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