TIP: Cylinder over rings

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Lokiboy
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TIP: Cylinder over rings

Post by Lokiboy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:31 am

Here’s a tip to make installing the cylinder base over the rings a snap :clap:

The pistion needs to be perfectly straight when sliding into the cylinder base - small piece of wood ensures that. With equal pressure, it’s easy to seat the rings into the groves as they stay as you work your way around. A little wiggling of the pistion and the cylinder slides over the rings like butter on a hot skillet.
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Re: TIP: Cylinder over rings

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:38 am

My preference is to slide the piston into the cylinder on the bench, then slide the cylinder onto the engine long bolts, then insert the wrist pin. Keeps the piston secure and not flopping around. :roll:
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Re: TIP: Cylinder over rings

Post by Maple » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:48 pm

Thanks for posting this

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