<VV> Non-Adjustable ring compressors

Mike McCrae mmccrae6 at cox.net
Tue Nov 23 22:43:44 EST 2010

....here's a Web-Link to two essential ring compressors....The Hazet (long handle) is essential for compressing rings on a piston and rod that is already installed in the block, and the Total Seal. Contrary to what has been said, The Total Seal will handle std.-.060...  http://picasaweb.google.com/mmccrae6/PistonRingTools#

Mike McCrae

From: Sethracer at aol.com 
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 6:07 PM
To: mmccrae6 at cox.net ; VirtualVairs at corvair.org 
Subject: Non-Adjustable ring compressors

In a message dated 11/23/2010 12:34:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, mmccrae6 at cox.net writes:
  I must add, after completing my 65th engine (I have a "Corvairs Only" shop, thus the numbers)....that I love the tapered ring compressor sold by "Total Seal Rings"....in fact, I love the Total Seal" ring. This little device allows you to almost push the rings and piston into the barrel with finger pressure, and avoids the chance of ring breakage which presents itself with other devices requiring higher compression of the device

Find your size here: http://www.totalseal.com/Tools.aspx
Then choose "non adjustable ring compressors" in the drop down. 

Cool!  If you have a "Corvair" Shop, like Mike, you probably need a few sizes. If you only build, say .030 over, looking good!

- Seth Emerson  

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