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Suggestions wanted...
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:58:16 PM »
I do not know if I am posting in the correct subtopic but here goes...
I am looking for a reputable, highly competent business where I can simply have my newly honed cylinders installed onto the block.  Being a four cylinder (from one of my FJ's), it is truly a pain to put them over cylinders 2 and 3 and then attempt to put them on cylinders 1 and 4.  I had so much fun that I bent a few rings and I do not plan to go through that exercise again.  Yes, I put wooden blocks under the pistons to hold the crank in place, I tried a ring compression tool, I tried the popsicle stick trick but to no avail.  North America is running out of OEM standard sized rings. ;D  Once the cylinders are in place, I can do the rest of the job.  Hope to hear some of your options.  If you wish, you can email me.
Have a good one,
Dean
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Re: Suggestions wanted...
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 07:45:51 PM »
Don't the bottom of the jugs have a fairly good taper?  I had good success by using some thin flexible plastic (cut strips out of overhead transparency) and hose clamps as a ring compressor.  The thin plastic got far enough up the taper that the rings didn't hang up at all.  And lots of lube :).
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Re: Suggestions wanted...
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 03:48:40 PM »
Alright Hans; you have convinced me. I am going to give it one more shot.  If I bend or break one more ring, I think I am going to cry.
Dean
Current Rides:
1972 Yamaha XS2
1972 CT70
1974 CT70
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
1988 Yamaha FJ1200
1993 Yamaha FJ1200
2007 Honda CBR125
2012 Honda CBR250

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Re: Suggestions wanted...
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 10:49:06 PM »
On the positive side... look at all of the carbon scrapers you now have.