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Technical Lincoln 317 pistons

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  1. Tony Ray
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    Does anyone know if there is a supplier that makes Lincoln 317 y block pistons? Doesn’t seem to be very many parts available unless I’m looking in the wrong spots..
     
  2. FrozenMerc
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    That is a tough one, you are probably looking at custom pistons unless you can use something else that shares a similar bore and pin size. The 3 13/16" bore is a bit odd, but maybe there is something newer out there. Flea-bay has a couple of listings for NOS pistons, that is always a crap shoot.
     
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  3. Tony Ray
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    Thanks.. that’s what I kinda figured.. I know it definitely has to be bored out but figured it was worth an ask..
     
  4. d2_willys
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    Kanter seems to have these.
     
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  5. bchctybob
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    Have you checked with Egge Machine? They seem to have pistons for everything.
     
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  6. I bought a 53 lincoln last fall, it was a complete car, sat indoors since 1962...With one head off. I have only been able to find one standard bore piston on ebay. My rebuilder says he can rebuild it, if i find the pistons. It was easier to swap in a 351( after buying another stuck motor, '57 lincoln 368)
     
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  7. Tony Ray
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    I saw them.. at 95 bucks a pop.. I believe custom pistons are about the same price.. i just am looking at my options and was hoping for a more affordable place
     
  8. Tony Ray
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    Yeah I may have to look at something else.. I’m trying to keep it pre 1960. Was worth a shot though
     
  9. Tony Ray
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    I’ll check thanks!
     
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  12. Try N.B. Pease Antique Auto Parts in Palmer, Mass. 1-413-283-7620.
     
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  13. Tony Ray
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    Thanks!
     
  14. mr.chevrolet
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    I have 4 of these, if that will help
     

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  15. Dyce
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    3 13/16 bore is only .0625 away from 3 7/8 so that adds to your options. Get a piston book and look in the progressive size section and you might find something that could be modified. Might...
     
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  17. Tony Ray
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    Says on the site they have no Lincoln parts, but man if I can get a hold of a y block I’m buying some of his goodies! This whole thing started because I was supposed to be getting a real nice 292 for my shoebox, but apparently the deal fell apart and he just didn’t have time to get ready for shipping,and I can’t wait anymore.. Chopolds has a Lincoln Y block but it definitely needs a complete rebuild.. I’m still trying to keep options open but I need to get a plan soon
     
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  18. miker98038
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    I’m a y block guy, but if I was doing a swap into a shoebox that Lincoln would be near the end of my list. A rebuild for one of those is going to be a lot of money and trouble. Be really cool, but difficult. Very few speed parts available, even normal rebuild stuff is tough as you’re finding out.
     
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  19. Tony Ray
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    Yeah.. it’s looking like it might be a dead end.. really wanted to do that 292 but wasn’t meant to be. A ford 292 or 312 is my first choice. The Lincoln was something available if I could get it to work.. but if worst comes to worst I still have the 282 the second owner put in the car back in the 60s.
     
  20. jaracer
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    Back when I was rebuilding my 312, he did keep some Lincoln stuff. However, I don't see any at all on his current website. It might be worth a call to see if he knows where you can get some pistons.
     
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  22. miker98038
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    You might also try an email to Ted Eaton at http://eatonbalancing.com/. Seems to me he has some involvement with both the earlier Lincoln’s engines as well as the MEL series (I’m not real sure where the change is).
     
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  23. williebill
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    Saw a Lincoln 317 out of a 55 Big Job firetruck for sale in Crossville, TN. last week. The seller sent me a link of him starting and running it. Odometer showed mileage in the 20 thousand range. it was set up as a 5 speed ( New Process, I think? ), and he wanted $1200 for the motor. Ad was for a 55 Ford F800 firetruck on FB. Seller was keeping the cab, and selling the drivetrain, I think.
    Damn tempting, except for my lack of recent progress on my projects, and 6 Y blocks in various condition I already have.
    Sounded smooth in the video, but that doesn't show much.
     
  24. Deuces
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    Can these Y blocks be bored out and sleeved???? You might be able to re use your old pistons....
     
  25. Tony Ray
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    Don’t think that will be possible 69492A77-F98A-408A-95BF-B29F0DB02132.jpeg
     
  26. Deuces
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    Umm...... Oops!....:(:oops:
     
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  27. Rand Man
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    I think a big one like that would look good in an open engine bay hot rod. Kinda on my wish list.
     
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