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RE: Installing the pistons

To: "'Ulix Goettsch'" <ulix@u.washington.edu>
Subject: RE: Installing the pistons
From: "Haynes, Mark" <mhaynes@ball.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 07:43:06 -0600
Cc: "'spridgets@autox.team.net'" <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Reply-to: "Haynes, Mark" <mhaynes@ball.com>
Sender: owner-spridgets@autox.team.net
Ulix- remember to tap the spring compressor down around the edges as you tap
the piston into the cylinder. I've found that one tap to the piston, and one
tap to each of 3 or four quadrants on the compressor works fine- don't be in
a hurry- It's not worth it
Just the voice of experience
Mark Haynes
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ulix Goettsch [SMTP:ulix@u.washington.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, April 18, 1999 5:24 PM
> To:   spridgets@autox.team.net
> Subject:      Installing the pistons
> The assembly of my 1380 finally got started today.  The crank is in, turns
> freely, no noticable end float at all (hope that's ok).  VP7 cam is
> installed, but sticks out too far at the end (will ask APT).
> First piston is installed, second one didn't want to go in and I BROKE THE
> OIL RING!!! Arrgggg.  Third one didn't want to go in either, also gets
> hung up on the oil ring.  I am using a new "Made in US" ring compressor,
> the band type.  Am I using the wrong tool, or is there a trick I am
> missing?  I think I remember Les Meyer cursing the flat band type
> compressor, looking for one with a "rippled" band?
> Thanks for any tips.
>     Ulix                                       __/__,__      ___/__|__  
> ..............................................(_o____o_)....<_O_____O_/...
>                                               '67 Sprite     '74 X1/9

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