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What is the correct way to press new rods on the pistons of a 327 sbc? Should they be heated? If so how hot do you get them.

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Your best bet is to take them to a local machine shop and have them install your new pistons on the rods. A special rod heater is used that heats the pin end of the rod and allows the pin to be inserted easily. It is well worth the money to have them done the correct way.

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Barry's right as we have a Sunnen rod heater for that proceedure and we can adjust it for centering the pins, have a local machine shop take care of that for you and if those are new pisrons have the pin bores checked for proper clearance as we find them on the tight side and need to honed for the proper clearance.
 
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