<VV> Cyl Work Bench
Chaz at ProperProper.com
Tue Nov 23 19:55:35 EST 2010
I don't have access to them ~ bought the ones I found, and really can't
afford to keep buying things until I find one that works.
Mail order adds another level of difficulty : waiting to find out it doesn't
So, while I wait for another one I take the time I have to make something
out of what I have here.
Maybe I'm forestalling whatever problem besets when (and if) I fix this
problem (remember this started as a tune-up and has escalated out of
control since, with each problem occurring before I even finish the last one
Frustrating journey, so maybe I've just decided to enjoy the ride (i.e.
making things) ?
Thanks for the interesting ideas though ~ sounds like you've been at it a
while ~ what was your very first one like ? Bet it took more than 6 minutes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Smitty" <vairologist at cox.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:26 AM
Subject: <VV> Cyl Work Bench
>> Subject: <VV> Cylinder Barrel Work Bench
>> Here's what I have so far : a Cylinder Barrel Bench ~ a little more
>> place to work on the rings :
>> I'm trying a 4" hose clamp that seems to work OK until I get a tapered
>> compressor ...
> Smitty Says: Charlie I have to say you have worked harder to make a job
> of what is not a job than anyone I have read on this list. There are at
> least a half dozen ring compressors on the market that I have used. Some
> you squeeze like a pair of pliers amd some you work a cam lever. Others
> a screwdriver to tighten and then of course there are the take-aparts for
> installing the barrel on the piston in the engine. They all have two
> in common. They don't work right if you don't have the tool solid against
> the barrel and keep it there through the installation operation. The
> is, they all work fine if you do keep the compressor and the barrel
> together. In other words it is the operator that must make it work
> I have never used a taper ring compressor. If I am not mistaken they are
> for production work. Makes no difference. If you don't keep it solid
> against the barrel, It ain't gona work.
> I am building an engine. I put the pistons in the jugs yesterday. My
> time of doing the 6 was about 15 minutes. I used a 25 year old broken
> compressor using a worm screw clamp to close it. I sat the jugs on the
> with the rod dangling through the open jaws when I put the pistons in. I
> probably did this while you were thinking about how to build a bench. I
> not blowing my own horn. I am just saying a better way already exists to
> this thing. It has been develped over the last hundred years and has been
> succesfully used by hundreds of thousands of mechanics.
> Don't get the idea that I am numb to your desire to tinker and find new
> solutions. I have made dozens of special tools but none of them existed
> before I made them. I did not duplicate anything that was already on the
> market. Good luck with continuing on with your engine.
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