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by ted johnson
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

Dean, better moderators than Rob and Bob? How can that be? They are the greatest! See, I didn't know that Dan E. had Nikasiled the 700's. That's another reason they run so fast! When Nikasil first came to my attention many years ago, I got on the phone with Scott Reath at US Chrome. I think he's ret...
by ted johnson
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

Hey, Louie. I remember I DID see that the Dart was one of Mr. Stanton's and not an original. I guess I was so grouchy at the ridiculous price that I glossed over that part. The gennie Chap at $19K was almost as silly a price. It has gotten to the point where if a guy wants a decent rig, he needs to ...
by ted johnson
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

Mark, I talked with Chris Borowick at Line2line West in Nevada. The graphite process looks very good, and is also alky safe. Thanks! Ted

Chris Borowick
Line2Line Coatings West
1406 #4 Industrial Way
Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-782-4060
chrisborowick@line2linecoatings.com
by ted johnson
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

Yeah, Rob. I guess the PP82's, Homelites and "round" West Bends could be a real issue. I guess I will stick with my old faithful 610's. PS, Ted Furtch sent me a blurb about a really nice Dart with dual 101's that sold on BaT for $24,000!!! I said "people are stupid" I will personally find THREE Dart...
by ted johnson
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

Rob, I had been in contact with Scott Reath at the main Fond Du Lac, WI Nikasil plant years ago. If I were going to Nikasil a cylinder I would send it to US Chrome there. They still seem to be a solid shop. I'm afraid, as engines get worn, the Nikasil ability to build up the surface might well be th...
by ted johnson
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

Oh, yes, by the way, US Chrome can Nikasil coat a cylinder up to .025 thick, then hone to final bore size. This can save a cherished old cylinder when you can't get a piston with a large enough oversize to accommodate a thin hard chrome coating. An expensive ported cylinder can be saved for more yea...
by ted johnson
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

I'm a Republican. NOBODY except God, is going to give me any kind of "strike". Nobody, except for our good Rob and Bob, is going to "block" me and anyone who wants to can "dislike" Me. I don't give a sh## what anybody except my handful of friends thinks of me. When I write "advice", it is as good an...
by ted johnson
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

Hey, Mark. I'm on zero social media, unless you think of this and "Vintage Karts" as social. I refuse even to put my credit cards on line. If a company won't accept a phone order, I don't buy the item. I never knew they chromed over Nikasil. I believe chrome rings are O.K. on steel, cast iron and pl...
by ted johnson
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: 820 rings

I can't believe NOT ONE kart guy wrote in answer to this valid question. I finally got an answer from Jeff K. at K Precision himself. I'd have thought that one guy could have taken five minutes to help these 820 owners who have bought these pistons. Thanks! Ted
by ted johnson
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 820 rings
Replies: 17
Views: 220

820 rings

Does anybody know? The 820 single ring pistons that K Precision was selling, is the ring chrome, or is it a standard steel/iron ring like a normal 820. According to Dave Bonbright, you should NOT run a chrome ring against a chrome bore. I'm hoping these pistons and rings were meant to retrofit an ea...