<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.

Bill Strickland

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