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Old 09-09-2008, 09:57 PM
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Does this look right?

Do these spiral locks look like their in their properly? I followed the directions, I would like a second opinion. Looks good to me. I did the pin assembly with MaxTuff from Royal Purple. Everything went pretty smooth, but those things are a B H to get in.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:17 PM
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He-he I still get a pain in my fingers when I see spiroc retainers!

Hard to tell from the pics but you did put the sharp side out I assume? Otherwise they look fine.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:25 PM
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I must have jabbed that tool into my hand 15 times
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:37 PM
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I haven't used one of these, but it looks like it may be a good idea before I add holes to my hands also. Not exactly cheap tho'.
http://www.lockintool.com/
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:49 PM
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I've used pressed pins forever, just for the reasons posted. That tool looks like it would be worth its weight in gold, however.

They make the nylon/teflon/aluminum buttons that fit into the wrist pin i.d. to keep the pin in place instead of using locks. I saw 'em on Childs and Albert's site recently.
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As 4 JAW said it is hard to tell by the pictures, did you put 2 locks on each end of the pin, and are they seated in the groove ? If so you should be fine.

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Old 09-10-2008, 10:04 AM
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I don't know why everyone says these are so hard to install....If you spread them apart and then feed them in they go in pretty easily.

I would take floating pins instead of pressed pins any day. No heat, no 10 ton bottle jack to get them apart, no problems if the guy at the machine shop was tired and put the piston on backwards.
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Like DV23 says, the key to putting them in without drawing blood is to stretch them out a little bit then feed them in.
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I did the stretch thing and some went in like a breeze but on 3 or 4 of them it was hell. That tool looks nice. Sorry about the picture that is the closest the auto focus would let me get. As long as the ring is all the way in the groove I'm good right?
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:26 PM
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As long as the ring is all the way in the groove I'm good right?
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I've used pressed pins forever, just for the reasons posted. That tool looks like it would be worth its weight in gold, however.

They make the nylon/teflon/aluminum buttons that fit into the wrist pin i.d. to keep the pin in place instead of using locks. I saw 'em on Childs and Albert's site recently.
Another good idea we never capitalized upon! Back in 1965+/- one of the guys on our pit crew came up with the Teflon button idea and made up a set, where he worked, at Westinghouse Electric lab. We ran them for 2 racing seasons, late model modified, without any problems. They were used in a Ford 427 cross bolt main engine. May still have the engine kicking around in his barn. He has been threating for years to install it in his '57 T-Bird, <40000 original miles, that is sitting in his game room!
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Ive looked for these nylon locks but I didn't see them anywhere. I've got all the spirals in now. This thing is actually starting to resemble a motor now. Thanks for the input.
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"Ive looked for these nylon locks but I didn't see them anywhere."

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