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Re: pressing piston pins

To: Rick Sorak <HTPC@midsouth.rr.com>
Subject: Re: pressing piston pins
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 19:24:43 -0500
Cc: spridgets@autox.team.net
References: <314249905.20060224171928@midsouth.rr.com>
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Rick Sorak wrote:

> Hello spridgets,
>   Anyone here installed piston pins? Can I just put the pins in the
>   freezer and the rods in a 250 degree oven and then carefully push
>   them in?
I think they need to be heated to 600* and it has to be done quick.
Go to a machine shop, the last thing you want is to have your wrist pins 
walk out and score the cylinder walls.
At $5 a piston, it is well worth it. I don't think my machinist charges 
me $5, more like $2 or 3 each.

Frank Clarici
Toms River, NJ

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