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    trick for getting pistons back into head? (1100)

    Yes, my third stupid question in 24 hours

    I'm trying to ge tthe head back on my engine so I can try and get the PTO wheel off (don't ask, I didn't take the head off, someone else did!)

    Is there a trick to getting the pistons back into the cylinders that I'm missing? I tried using a ring compressor, but that doesn't work too well since these go in through the bottom instead of going through the top.

    Thanks in advance....

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    I just did it it wasnt that bad! I placed a block of wood at either end of the case and set the head on it then I start one piston at a time while rotating the crank, I also compress using my fingers as always! Z

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    Hypertoys's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    You can use 3 hose clamps and clamp rings into piston ,but not too tight. Then slide pistons into cyls and remove clamps.

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    cheatin' piston popper addicted's Avatar
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    north jersey
    If you just need the pistons in so you can remove the flywheel and pto, leave the rings off. Just keep track of them. Any method above works, but I find it easier to start the middle, than the ends because of easier access. Also, a second set of hands helps ALOT!

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    Thanks Guys....I've got bigger issues to contend with first (see my next post)

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