<VV> Ring compressors

Dennis Pleau dpleau at wavecable.com
Tue Nov 23 14:49:06 EST 2010

I have the compressor shown in top link as well as a few other types.  I
find this one to be the easiest to use if you have the rods separated from
the crank.  I also have the pliers type with the removable band which I use
to install cylinders onto pistons that are connected to the engine.  A
little more difficult to use but it also works just fine.


-----Original Message-----
From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Karl Haakonsen
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:39 AM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> Ring compressors

Hi gang,

While we're discussing ring compressors, way back when I did my last 
overhaul on a SBC, I used a ring compressor that looked like something 
this one:


Clark's sells something called a "crinkle band" (also known as a 
"wrinkle band") compressor which looks something like this:


Does anyone have any experience with the latter and offer any insight as 
to whether it's better for some reason (or worse)?


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