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    Well I pulled my gen 6 502 apart and it does have JE pistons
    Only problem is …it does not have the grooves for spiral locks.
    What option do I have to run full floating wrist pins?
    Can the grooves be cut in these pistons? Should I run a button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Well I pulled my gen 6 502 apart and it does have JE pistons
    Only problem is …it does not have the grooves for spiral locks.
    What option do I have to run full floating wrist pins?
    Can the grooves be cut in these pistons? Should I run a button?
    Why do you want full floating pins?
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    I wanted to replace my stock rods with a set of H beams.

    I guess my question should have been. how do I add H beam rods to
    factory pistons without spiral lock grooves??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I wanted to replace my stock rods with a set of H beams.

    I guess my question should have been. how do I add H beam rods to
    factory pistons without spiral lock grooves??
    why would ya want too? you need to buy new pistons also, then have the entire rotating assembly balanced if you just throw in some h-beams and somehow hang them on o.e. pistons, that dude is gonna shake/vibrate the bearings outta the motor! do it right, do it once

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I wanted to replace my stock rods with a set of H beams.

    I guess my question should have been. how do I add H beam rods to
    factory pistons without spiral lock grooves??
    Not sure if you can order aftermarket rods for press fit pins, but it's either that, or have your current pistons machined for locks. I'm sure a competant machine shop can do this, but you may just as well buy some new pistons. You can get some real nice pistons for right around $500 these days. You'll easily spend half that or more having yours machined for locks. Also, given the choice, I wouldn't go with spirolocks, I'd go with round wire locks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    why would ya want too? you need to buy new pistons also, then have the entire rotating assembly balanced if you just throw in some h-beams and somehow hang them on o.e. pistons, that dude is gonna shake/vibrate the bearings outta the motor! do it right, do it once
    pistons are forged JE so they should be good. and I will definitely
    balance it no matter how I do it.

    If I win the lotto I will do it right the first time, hell I would even build you a monster motor..

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