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1966 302 rebuild question about a piston?

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Rebuilding a 302 everything is going fine with the rebuild. Just wondering I have one piston that the rod moves freely but it is a little tighter moving the rod back and forth than the other pistons it dont have no catch or anything its just a little stiff than the others. Just wondering if this is going to cause be any trouble down the road. Thanks for any information
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What type of pistons? I've had some that were a little tighter than others. Make sure to oil them up good. Sometimes maufacturers aren't exact on tolerances. I'm assuming you have the press fit rods and the wrist pin is a little tight moving through the piston. If it gets tighter one way or another the wrist pin is irregular or if it's press fit and the rod is moving on the wrist pin don't install it! If you do it'll move into the cylinder bore and wipe it out. Hope this helps.:bigthumbsup
forged pistons i pulled out of the block 30 over the motor was running good just had the heads reworked and new cam thought i would go through the rest of it with rings and bearing. went ahead and put new cam bearings in to.
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