View Full Version : 1955 224" V8 pistons needed

11-02-2006, 09:13 PM
Greetings, All,

Am rebuilding the 224" V8 from my 1955 3/4t pickup. Any leads on 224" oversize pistons will be appreciated.

thnx, jv.


11-02-2006, 10:00 PM
Sorry, they are no longer available, just put in a 259 crank and new 259 + .020 or .030 oversize pistons and bore it to match, you can re-use everything else that is in good shape. Any size 224 piston is like hens teeth to find nowdays, & when you do, they are old leftover "STD" size that no one can use anymore.

Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

11-02-2006, 10:35 PM
If 224 is a must have, you could inquire here:


Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

11-02-2006, 11:12 PM
I scored a set of .040 over 224 slugs off ebay about a year ago. I watched them go thru the auction cycle without getting a bid at $150, then wrote the seller to ask if they could be had for less. Got them for $125.:D THEN SASCO ran an NOS 224 crank for 49.95 starting bid and that's what I won it for![^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

11-03-2006, 11:53 PM
FWIW, I have used Egge Machine pistons in Packard V8s. They might be OK for a trailer queen show car which is only started to go on and off the trailer, but they are not suitable to a driver. They have to be fitted with at least .0035"-.004" clearance or they will run hot and scuff. Instead of Egge pistons, I will sleeve a block back to standard and re-use the old OEM pistons again.


11-05-2006, 04:01 PM
Have you asked Maddog Racing and Fastengineparts? Their studebaker parts can be found at
http://search.stores.ebay.com/Maddog-Racing-and-Fastengineparts_studebaker_W0QQfciZ15QQfclZ3QQfsnZMaddogQ20RacingQ20andQ20Fasten ginepartsQQfsooZ2QQfsopZ3QQftsZ2QQsaselZ29841065QQsofpZ0?

and more specifically, their 224 pistons are located at

11-05-2006, 06:26 PM
FWIW, Maddog Racing and Fastengineparts is just an ebay reseller. He re-sells Egge Machine pistons and has nothing which is not available elsewhere at a lower cost.