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Old 07-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #49
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If you can't locate a piston ring compressor there are a few shade tree mechanic ways a round it. Rings can often be manipulated by hand particularly when inserting pistons from below. Another trick is a soda/beer can. Cut the ends off so you have a flat sheet of aluminum. Wrap sheet of aluminum around pistons and rings compressing them. Insert into cylinder sleeve, push piston through.
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