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Hi

May I have any suggestions on piston ring suppliers .
I have been in contact with the three names , either no stock or prices that seem to high to me .

Its a full set on standard rings for a 2.2 LC engine .

Appreciate if anyone knows of any alternative suppliers apart from SJ, LB or P

Thanks

David

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Gary Kemp & QED come to mind.

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The great piston ring shortage continues............
I spoke to QED how do I get in touch with Gary Kemp , is this a separate fellow .

Thanks for your help as always .

In addition there seems to be some options over ring size ( thickness of oil ring ) some saying 5mm and some saying 4.7mm
The ones I took off my pistons and another set I got seem to be 4.8mm thick and the grove appears to be 4.95mm
This vehicle is slightly fighting me right now :)

David
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Cliffords wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 17:52
The great piston ring shortage continues............
I spoke to QED how do I get in touch with Gary Kemp , is this a separate fellow .

Thanks for your help as always

David
https://www.facebook.com/Kemp-High-Perf ... 9057106766

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So the oil rings may be 3/16".

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Pete Boole wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 20:14
So the oil rings may be 3/16".

Pete
I think so yes and dimensions for what I can currently get are in metric and when converted don't equate to 3/16''.
I have asked the two alternative suppliers to advise .

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The great piston ring drought continues .
All bar one of the suppliers suggested have no stock and the one that does has decided to price accordingly. I cant bring myself to buy them at this price so I am stuck for now.

Rings for Hepolite pistons do seem to have quite a wide oil ring gap and this makes them a bit harder to get but the usual manufacturers must be in difficult geographies right now or concentrating on other things .

If anyone gets wind of some stock please advise.

Thanks

David

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Cliffords wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 15:54
The great piston ring drought continues .
All bar one of the suppliers suggested have no stock and the one that does has decided to price accordingly. I cant bring myself to buy them at this price so I am stuck for now.



Thanks

David
Given we are a quite small tight knit community I don't understand this, when a supplier does this kind of thing it puts me off from ever using them again and I will make my feelings known to others. I understand supply and demand economics, everyone has to make a living etc but just because you can doesn't mean you should. Name and shame I say.

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I googled "piston ring suppliers uk" and there are pages of mainstream suppliers.

1st supplier boasts 4 million rings in stock.

May have to work off specification rather than Lotus 912 etc

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Gray14 wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 16:56
I googled "piston ring suppliers uk" and there are pages of mainstream suppliers.

1st supplier boasts 4 million rings in stock.

May have to work off specification rather than Lotus 912 etc
That first one you see is in the Netherlands. I have contacted them . Trade only. No UK stockists . I have contacted Two of their stockists no rings available from the spec I have . Tricky car .

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Cliffords wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 15:54
I cant bring myself to buy them at this price so I am stuck for now.
What price range are you looking for?

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ChrisJ wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:07
Cliffords wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 15:54
I cant bring myself to buy them at this price so I am stuck for now.
What price range are you looking for?
If you know where there is some available I would be glad to hear

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