I got it through auction from Arizona, so I don't have a history on it. I don't see any "front" to the piston that should face the front of the engine. To answer your question, I think it's okay to put the pistons in backwards so long as the valve clearance is okay. I have already rebuilt master break and clutch cylinders, slave clutch cylinder, two carbs, distributor. Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of your fuel system to the next step delivering The pistons look symmetrical to me.
As far as I can tell the pistons look good and the machine shop guy did not say anything about them but said the engine is in overall good shape.
MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite Omega cast pistons (all sizes)
Can anyone tell me which way to install them? Enjoy superior performance by getting this premium-grade Sniper product that is throughly engineered to help take the performance of your fuel system to the next step delivering unprecedented levels of Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performance Right for your vehicle and lifestyle. The only time to worry about piston direction with this engine is when they are separated from the conrods. Second rings are cast iron reverse torsional twist. This is a learning process about engine rebuilding also. A smooth bore will not get your new rings bedded-in.