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What type a pistons came in a 74' 350 chevy

I have a 74 Nova SS with a 350. Would the pistons be dished or flat tops? Being the smog era guessing dished but seeing if anyone knows.

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Should be dished . 8.1 or 8.5 to 1 compression . Just getting the engine bored to cleanup and putting the correct flat top pistons and a good valve job and all new bearings (cam brngs also) and freeze plugs will give you a great running engine for an everyday driver with a stock cam . I have done this before and it gives about a 50% torque increase over stock just going by the improved performance . If you just job out the machine work and do all the dis and re assembly yourself you should be able to do it all for less than $800.00

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I agree- dished if OEM.

A common piston was the 0.080", ~11cc dish volume, gives a CR of 8.5:1 w/a std. bore 350; 0.015" shim gasket; piston 0.025" in the hole; 76cc combustion chamber volume.
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I'm looking to buy Summit Racing 64 cc Iron heads with 2.02 valves that sell for $615 a set. What kind of compression will i see from these heads using my stock pistons? The motor runs good as is and does not smoke so a rebuild is not necessary.
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I'm looking to buy Summit Racing 64 cc Iron heads with 2.02 valves that sell for $615 a set. What kind of compression will i see from these heads using my stock pistons? The motor runs good as is and does not smoke so a rebuild is not necessary.
About 9.1 with a factory crown to deck clearance of .025 inch and a gasket of .025 inch.

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I agree- dished if OEM.

A common piston was the 0.080", ~11cc dish volume, gives a CR of 8.5:1 w/a std. bore 350; 0.015" shim gasket; piston 0.025" in the hole; 76cc combustion chamber volume.
Wow cobalt , You are so much more up on this stuff than I am that I feel like a first grader sitting in on a senior class on physics . I always look for your posts 'cause I am sure I'll learn something .
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That is kind of you, Big. I suspect that after just a bit of being back into it, much will come back to you as well as picking up more info from the place where you left off last time around.

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