OMFG - will you look at those pistons (awesome pics Al !) there is almost no skirt on them !!! No f***** wonder ford is seeing slap in these engines - I'd put money on it Al that if you look at the new pistons in the new shortblock you would find they have longer skirts on them !!! This really looks like an engineering design flaw - I've always wondered how in H*ll my engine can rev up so fast to 7K - now I know - all the rotating mass has been minimized - and there is little weight to spin - but we end up with other problems.
You prob wont be able to see the new skirts on the new pistons if the shortblock has the oil pan on it (which it should).
Ok - now I'm a 10W30 man with Zinc additive for sure.
I wonder if the pistons have been changed for the 2014 model year ??
Awesome pics again Al - if you can find out anymore about things please let us know.
2009 Red C/S, 2014 Blue GT, 1969 Coupe 302