Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

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Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by PackardV8 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:49 pm

We're trying to identify a piston we pulled out of a Packard V8. It might be an old Sealed Power or Speed Pro, as the number is L 2057.

Any thoughts, suggestions, references appreciated.
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Re: Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by bigmike » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:05 pm

I had one from mid 1980s could not find anything there but found this https://egge.com/part/egg-1000-l2057-8/

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Post by jred » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:16 pm

I have an older s/p catalog I'll look in the morning..

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Post by engineguyBill » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:18 am

Jack,
Try contacting Steve Markley at Egge Machine Company, he has copies of many old catalogs such as the one you are looking for. steve@egge.com or 800.866.3443.
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Re: Anyone have an old TRW/Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by PackardV8 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:25 am

Thanks. I've used Egge repop cast Packard pistons for thirty years. (BTW, Steve Markley hasn't been with Egge for several years now.)

In the link provided, Egge uses the same TRW part number, L 2057, but their catalog photo shows a OEM style cast flat side steel strut slipper skirt with which I'm very familiar. The odd piston we found is a full skirt forging.
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Re: Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by Keith Morganstein » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:19 pm

PackardV8 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:49 pm
We're trying to identify a piston we pulled out of a Packard V8. It might be an old Sealed Power or Speed Pro, as the number is L 2057.

Any thoughts, suggestions, references appreciated.
Probably an old TRW OEM replacement piston. I looked on a old piston clearance chart, but it skips the number.
L = power groove , 2000 series, F suffix = forged, CF suffix = cast.
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Re: Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by NXBOY » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:03 pm

Got a 80s TRW book around here some where if ya like me too look.

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Re: Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by Stan Weiss » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:38 am

Jack,
I have a Jan. 1974 Sealed Power. It only lists 2 pistons.
1957-58 289 - 3 9/16" - 1891P
1948-54 288, 327 - 3 1/2" - 1714P

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Re: Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by PackardV8 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:25 am

Hi, Stan,

Thanks for checking. The 289" is for the Studebaker V8-powered '57-58 and the 288"-327" are for the flathead straight eights. So we now know the L2057 predates '74.

Bonus question - did all TRW forgings use an "F" suffix?

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Re: Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by Keith Morganstein » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:51 pm

Hi, Stan,

Thanks for checking. The 289" is for the Studebaker V8-powered '57-58 and the 288"-327" are for the flathead straight eights. So we now know the L2057 predates '74.

Bonus question - did all TRW forgings use an "F" suffix?

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Post by 70GS455 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:51 pm

I have a few . i will check tonight
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Re: Anyone have an old Speed Pro/Sealed Power catalog?

Post by PackardV8 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:56 pm

Fred Kanter, who's been a Packard guy forever, says he remembers seeing them in the 1960 TRW catalog, but not afterward. In more than sixty years of being the Packard parts guy, he's never seen a set of the TRW forged pistons. I told him, "Well, I haven't either. I've only now seen a single piston.
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