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Old 06-24-2004, 06:51 PM
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Well I must not have the concept. I have read the instructions many times. I have been on the first one for awhile now and all I have to show for it is one mangled spiro lock and a sore finger. I have done a search but I am not getting it so heeeelp.
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The site 4 jaw posted sums it up.... It will take one or two untill you get the hang of it. I hold the piston in a vise with soft jaws and put one spiral lock in, then install the rod and hold that in the same vise and install the other side. If you are not holding the piston still (stationary) in some way it's going to be a long battle for you....... I grind a slot about .062 wide by about .062 deep in the end of a small screwdriver( like the one from craftsman with the pocket clip on it) This tool is very handy for installing and removing these clips. The little notch will help to keep the screwdriver from sliding off while using it on the spira locks. They alos make a tool for installing them. I think it cost like $90.00 or around there...

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I always hone the leading edge of the lock ring so it enters the groove without gouging the piston, makes them a lot easier to install if there is a lead in ramp.
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