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Hello ,

I have a R60 1956 and i want to rebuild the engine..

I am thinking to hop-up the 28 standard PS..

What can i do ??

Is it compatible , to install pistons from R69 or R69S for more compression

or another better setup than the standard?

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Hop Up

If you check the width of your engine, you will find it is narrower than an R60 or R69 engine. The R60 piston wrist pin will fit your R50 con rod but the cylinders are the wrong length, so, no, it doesn't work. The R69 piston wrist pins will not fit the R50 con rods (they are much bigger).

I have, in the past, turned an R50 engine into an R60 but it takes a lot of work and parts as, basically, the only thing that is the same is the crank case. Yes, there are other parts that are the same but only a small amount. You would do better to get an R60 engine and empty the parts into your R50 engine block.

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But...

The original post says he's working on an R60 already. I've been told that you can drop an R69S cam right into an R50 or R60 for improved performance. No personal experience with this though, I think you would be trading some low-end for higher-rev power. May not be what you want.

Dave

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Tim Stafford...

Tim Stafford recently sold an R69S cam on eBay and as I recall, he noted that it could be used to spice up the performance on an R60 or R50.

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R60

Whoops, you already have an R60, not an R50,... my bad!

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