The back of the piston skirt is to have a marking "TOP" stamped into them. This is to face up to the top of the block when connecting to the rods. Your rods should ? be marked #1 & #2 and these also are to face to the top. #1 is to be flywheel side.
Re: JD-H Piston install question in reply to Mike M, 03-05-2014 11:13:58
Hey Mike M, I gave a careful look at both pistons skirt, Im not seeing any "TOP" marking or stamp, just the part No. "H212R" on both. The rods are marked as follows H800R, CIRCLE "L" No.1 w/21 & No.2 w/11. numerically that would be backward but I did mark them as they came out. Im assuming the holes half way around the piston under the oil ring will go down like the No.1 was originally. The part No. match stock in the book so I wonder why mine don't show "TOP"
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