I would probably look for a stock replacement for a 5.0HOits stock heads and cam for now. I am going to eventually replace the heads. I just want to use everything i can right now that way it will be running sooner. That way i can get it to the shop i work at. It needs to be bored so i am going to go ahead and bore it out .30 over. .20 would do the job but I'm not going to be doing another rebuild on this block. If it needs to be rebuilt again ill drop a big block in it.
the stock ones are a flat top with a deep recess. So if anything the dish would raise my compression wouldnt it?If your rebuilding your 351 then you'll want the dished pistons as the flat top pistons will bring your compression up to about 10 to 1 or slightly higher, and that means paying more at the pump for midgrade or premium gas. And at todays prices that means you better have FAT pockets.:beer
Have you talked to an engine builder yet? Or even started by getting a book on building an engine? No doubt there's quite a few guys on here that know what they're doing, but you should be reading a book to learn about this kind of stuff from the ground up.Are hypereutectic pistons the ones everybody want? I thought forged was the way to go