<VV> Will my newfangled 'ring compressor' contraption work ?
jhouston001 at cfl.rr.com
Tue Nov 16 20:14:41 EST 2010
I have an aircraft ring compressor - the rings are separate. Here's a
Ring compressor <http://yfrog.com/n9images6364561j>
On 11/16/2010 6:22 PM, Charles Lee wrote:
> OK, that's Option # 3, to install the piston into the barrel, and then put
> the whole thing onto the crankcase.
> I guess I was too close to the forest to see that particular tree ?!?!?
> However, my custom 'ring compressor tool' will work there too ?
> NOTE : I was practicing (doing it your way, actually) but had a heck of a
> time getting the rings in even on the bench, so I came up with this
> newfangled tool.
> This would be the perfect size since it's made from a Corvair cylinder
> barrel, right ?
> No need to fool around with a general purpose tool ?
> Thanks for clearing my vision on Option 3 !
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> From:<jvhroberts at aol.com>
> To:<Chaz at ProperProper.com>;<virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 3:09 PM
> Subject: Re:<VV> Will my newfangled 'ring compressor' contraption work ?
> I've always loaded the pistons and rods into the cylinders first then
> installed them into the crankcase and onto the crankshaft. Given the
> notch at the bottom on all the 164 CID engines, I've been too
> frustrated doing it your way.
> Just my take on it.
> John Roberts
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