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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-02-2002 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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kid vishus
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posted 08-02-2002 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My sentiments exactly.

And I have heard taking them back apart is even worse yet.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-02-2002 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If that's the deal, when the time comes to tear down I just might throw away a set of forged rods and forged pistons and start over

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Mike Harris
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posted 08-02-2002 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Harris   Click Here to Email Mike Harris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lotta pinched fingers and words Webster won't put in their dictionary!! Makes ya wanna get out the smoke-wrench!

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Mike Harris
MKZ Racing
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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-02-2002 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mike Harris:
Lotta pinched fingers and words Webster won't put in their dictionary!!


My neighbors will vouch for that

quote:
Makes ya wanna get out the smoke-wrench!
I was close to that for the installs!

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bluestreek
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posted 08-03-2002 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My machinist installs my rings and spiral locks for $3 a piston. Is that too much?

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Buster
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From: Hurricane alley
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posted 08-03-2002 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by bluestreek:
My machinist installs my rings and spiral locks for $3 a piston. Is that too much?

Not at all... the Band-Aids will cost more then that, lol.

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jkilroy
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posted 08-04-2002 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually the Spirolocks are not that bad after some practice. STRETCH those puppies out like a spring, stuff one end in the grove and SPIRAL the lock down the grove. When you stretc them out the take on a smaller diameter.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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Mike Harris
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posted 08-04-2002 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Harris   Click Here to Email Mike Harris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been messing with them forever and a day and there just is no art to taking them out. Yeah, putting them in is alot easier the way Jay says though.

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Mike Harris
MKZ Racing
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Buster
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posted 08-18-2002 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this from the Ross piston web site....

Ross:
"Everyone likes double Spirolox for piston pin retention because they work so well but "no one wants to take the damn things out!". All ROSS custom pistons are available with Lock Removal Indents at no extra charge. They make lock removal a snap! Just insert a small screwdriver behind the locks and snap them out. "

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