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Anybody fitted their own pistons?

Discussion in 'Straight 6 Development And Modification' started by EYY, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. EYY

    EYY Well-Known Member

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    As the title suggests, just wondering if anybody has had a go at fitting their own semi floating pistons?

    I need to remove the rod from a brand new piston without damaging it. I'm thinking about making a jig that supports the small end of the rod in the shape of a u that will allow the pin to be pressed out of the rod without putting pressure on the piston itself.

    If anybody has any other ideas or methods that I could use to remove the piston from the rod without damage I'd be more than happy to hear about it
     
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    EYY Well-Known Member

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    I ended up doing it myself, it was much easier and stress free than I thought it would be. I'll definitely be doing them myself from now on
     
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    getting them back in fast enough before the pin cools the rod is the fun part
     
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    for shame ari! For shame
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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