We are an auto parts distributor in the midwest, but here's what i know.
Hastings indeed make a very, very good oil control ring. The term
"expander" does not apply only to their rings, however. Their product is
unique in its design and I would recommend their ring as well as Deves
(another brand). Hastings is a very large and popular brand of ring. You
should be able to obtain them from any reasonable non-chain store parts
outlet or from any machine shops. You will want to ask your rebuilder about
his preferences of chrome v. iron compression rings too as that will be
offered as an option to you. I hope this helps.
Good luck. Peter C
At 04:45 PM 1/27/99 , you wrote:
>As far as the term "expansion ring" goes, I am just regurgitating the
>terminolgy as stated to me. The individual was very explicate that these
>rings were different from the regular design in that they had a "corrigated"
>backup piece on one of the rings. The other arguement might be that this guy
>is "full of it" and has no idea what he is talking about. I don't know him
>well enough to tell the difference but he does have a lot of pictures of
>himself working on and driving english cars such as Sprites, E-Type, 61 Jag
>sedan S-Type ?, and Morgan.
>I will give the San Francisco yellow pages a try for the Hastings number.