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#421218 - 02/27/12 6:40 pm JCC pistons  
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I bought a set of Norton =.020 pistons on eBay from a shop that advertised them as Hepolite #19145, I just checked over the listing and it shows the pistons and rings in front of Hepolite boxes, and they were also shipped in Hepolite boxes, inside the pistons they are marked JCC whereas I remember the Hepolites being marked AE, is this a common occurance? , these were from a British site and being I thought they were genuine Hepolites I was prepared to pay more for them while the Chinese JCC's are available in N. America at a lower cost.

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#421219 - 02/27/12 6:42 pm Re: JCC pistons [Re: Mike Hunter]  
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I should point out the pistons do in fact Look good, but I have had trouble with pattern parts that "looked good" befor.

#421226 - 02/27/12 7:04 pm Re: JCC pistons [Re: Mike Hunter]  
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Was the listing worded in a clever way to avoid stating that they were Hepolite, but leading leading the reader to think they were?


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#421240 - 02/27/12 8:15 pm Re: JCC pistons [Re: Mike Hunter]  
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I think JCC's are just as good as Hepolites, if not better. Maybe you can return them and buy a set of pistons advertised as JCC for less money.
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#421255 - 02/27/12 8:43 pm Re: JCC pistons [Re: Mike Hunter]  
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I have what I think are JCC pistons and rings, branded as Harris, in my Triumph and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with them.

I think they carry the Hepolite part number, which is why I wondered about the wording of the listing.


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#421361 - 02/28/12 10:54 am Re: JCC pistons [Re: triton thrasher]  
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Wassell now own the Hepolite trademark - so the new "Hepolite" boxed pistons are made by JCC.

http://www.totalbikebits.com/wassell_history.html
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In 2011, the Company acquired the Hepolite brand, trademark and goodwill from the Federal Mogul Group. Originally Hepolite was a brand name of Hepworth & Grandage, who later merged with Wellworthy Pistons Ltd, to form A E Piston Products Ltd.


Don't be fooled by the rather grubby and shopsoiled look of the boxes as these are newly manufactured items.
http://www.britishmotorcycleparts.co.nz/...10-69aeb24a4587


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#421363 - 02/28/12 11:16 am Re: JCC pistons [Re: Mike Hunter]  
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So nobody cheated anybody? Good.


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#421395 - 02/28/12 3:53 pm Re: JCC pistons [Re: Mike Hunter]  
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JCC private labels pistons for numerous suppliers in the trade.

Originally, some 25 years ago, the only source was Carfel, when they were based in Miami. Later Emgo, a Carfel competitor, began importing under their brand name. Harris private labeled them in the 1990's and JRC and Coventry import and sell them under the JCC brand.

JCC supplies pistons with or without rings and it is common for them to be sold bare with the dealer selecting the brand of ring. While the pistons will all be the same the brand of ring varies depending upon who distributes them.


#421732 - 03/01/12 12:26 am Re: JCC pistons [Re: Mike Hunter]  
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The Original Hepolite factory shut years ago, Wassell bought the Hepolite name from Federal Mogul, Put them in a yellow box etc, The pistons have JCC cast in on the inside which indicates manufactured by The Jieh Chueng Ind. Co. Ltd. Taiwan. The piston rings are by Hastings,from the USA. On the launch eBay was flooded with these but after a lot of talk on various forums a few dealers I have been told just wanted to get rid as soon as possible but were not allowed to sell below a set price. eBay listings for these were very cleverly worded I thought.

#422782 - 03/06/12 10:36 am Re: JCC pistons [Re: HawaiianTiger]  
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Originally Posted By: HawaiianTiger
I think JCC's are just as good as Hepolites, if not better. Maybe you can return them and buy a set of pistons advertised as JCC for less money.
Bill


I agree. The JCC Pistons are excellent. Just check what rings are used.

#424106 - 03/13/12 6:27 pm Re: JCC pistons [Re: ]  
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Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
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if this is true, why have I heard so many bad reports with expansion with the new wassell backed hepolites, if JCC are supposed to be a good question?

im not doubting anyones advice, but it all seems a bit odd to me. I have heard plenty of good things about the normal boxed JCC pistons


Can you reference the reports?

Pistons seizing through expansion is quite common because of tight rebores by too-clever machinists.


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#425379 - 03/21/12 12:33 am Re: JCC pistons [Re: ]  
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Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
Originally Posted By: L.A.B.
Wassell now own the Hepolite trademark - so the new "Hepolite" boxed pistons are made by JCC.


if this is true, why have I heard so many bad reports with expansion with the new wassell backed hepolites, if JCC are supposed to be a good question?

im not doubting anyones advice, but it all seems a bit odd to me. I have heard plenty of good things about the normal boxed JCC pistons



Are you confusing JCC pistons with JP pistons - as it's the JP pistons which I've heard reports about, and not the JCC?

Edit (Isn't it about time this thread was moved from the "Tutorial" section to a more suitable location?)

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