The 440 Six Pack or Six Barrel piston and wrist pin sizes are often asked. Let’s answer, what size pistons and wrist pins are in a 440 Six Pack engine?
The 440 Six Pack/6-BBL pistons are made to fit a 4.320″ engine bore size. The wrist pin is 1.0935″-1.0937″ diameter and 3.555″-3.575″ long.
Continue reading below for more of the Six pack/6BBL pistons, rings and wrist pin specifications.
Mopar 440 Six Pack/6-BBL Piston and Pin Size: Bore Size, Length and Specs
|440 Six Pack Pistons & Pins|
|Piston Bore Size||4.320″|
|Piston Rings||3 Total|
(2 compression/1 oil)
|Wrist Pin Type||Press fit in rod|
|Wrist Pin Diameter||1.0935″-1.0937″|
|Wrist Pin Length||3.555″-3.575″|
The factory compression ratio is the following for each year:
- 1969: 10.5:1
- 1970: 10.5:1
- 1971: 10.3:1
The pistons are flat top with four valve reliefs. This is to provide clearance for the engine valves and avoid having the piston contact the valves.
The Speed-Pro TRW Forged 440 Six Pack replacement pistons have the following specs:
- Part number std: L2355F
- Flat top with 4 valve reliefs
- Compression height/distance: 2.061″
- Piston head volume: -7.00cc
- Approximate compression w/.030″bore
- w/78.5cc chambers: 10.17:1
- w/88.0cc chambers: 9.37:1
- Ring grooves: 5/64, 5/64, 3/16
- Pin diameter: 1.0939″
- Stock 6.760″ length connecting rods
- Stock 3.750″ stroke
- .019″ deck cir
- .0015″skirt cir
440 Six Pack Piston Rings
The factory pistons have three rings. The top two are compression rings and the bottom is an oil ring.
The oil ring is a 3-piece design. It has two chrome plated rails with a stainless steel expander-spacer.
- The compression ring width is .0775″-.0780″
- The compression ring gap is .013″-.023″
- The compression ring side clearance is .0015″-.0030″
- The oil ring steel rails width is .025″
- The oil ring steel rails gap is .015″-.055″
- The oil ring steel rails side clearance is .0000″-.005″
440 Six Pack Wrist Pins
- Wrist Pin type: Press fit in rod
- Diameter: 1.0935″-1.0937″
- Length: 3.555″-3.575″
- Clearance in piston ( light thumb push @ 70°F): .00045″-.00075″
- Interference in rod: .0007″-.0012″
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For the past 40 years, I’ve been studying and researching Mopar engines including Six Pack pistons. I installed my first Six Barrel pistons and rings 38 years ago while building my first 440 Mopar engine.
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