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    piston ring compressor

    Where can i find a good, and relatively cheap piston ring compressor? i have regular automotive ones but i'm assuming that's out of the question since the slugs get loaded up from the bottom on a 60T. Any ideas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by skyline2962 View Post
    Where can i find a good, and relatively cheap piston ring compressor? i have regular automotive ones but i'm assuming that's out of the question since the slugs get loaded up from the bottom on a 60T. Any ideas?
    Ring compressor is not needed for that 2 stroke application. The bottoms of the cylinders have a nice taper, so you just line up the rings on the locator pins, give them a little squeeze, and the cylinder goes down nicely.

    If you still need something to hold the rings, you can use tie wraps around the rings, then just cut them when you have the cylinder down far enough.

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    of course it assembles itself, i should of know. jesus could it get any easier? time for me to quit working on stupid cars and open a marina...

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    I posted this before I thought all would say I am crazy, but it was the opposite.

    Zip ties, or wire ties as some call them.

    Use one over each ring, slide the jug on, and cut off after the piston is in the cylinder.

    Quick, cheap, and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJJer View Post
    I posted this before I thought all would say I am crazy, but it was the opposite.

    Zip ties, or wire ties as some call them.

    Use one over each ring, slide the jug on, and cut off after the piston is in the cylinder.

    Quick, cheap, and easy.
    no so much necessary when working with single cylinders, but that trick can come in handy if you are trying to install a mono cylinder by yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    no so much necessary when working with single cylinders, but that trick can come in handy if you are trying to install a mono cylinder by yourself
    Very true

    Then again some of us need all the help we can get.

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    you can also use a hose clamp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone1050 View Post
    you can also use a hose clamp ,
    If you are talking a worm-drive type hose clamp, the grooves in the band will be very sharp and that is not a good thing.

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    managed to just squeeze them with my fingers

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