<VV> Charles' Newfangled ringy-thingy
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 21 18:16:10 EST 2010
>Some clarification added, since I still think this is the way to go ... ?
It's your engine, and I guess you can do what you want, and obviously
you want to do it.
I would say that you are pusuing a pipe dream, and that you would be
better served sticking with traditional and accepted methods of
assembly. The KD and Kent Moore ring compressors have a long history of
being demonstrated to work satisfactorily on the Corvair, as well as
standard and tapered ring compressors for bench assembly. They are also
accepted and used thought the automove industry, without question.
Sounds like you're working on a solution in need of a problem. One that
ultimately will cost you more time and money that just going out and
paying full retail for one of the fancy plier and hoops sets and getting
the job done.
But, if getting the job done is not your primary goal, just let me say
that I'm all for driving them.
I really don't like hearing folks saying "push on it with a screwdriver"
pertaining to ring installation -- I also don't think it would be a good
idea to use a screwdriver to scratch your carefully honed cylinder wall.
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