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hp340nos
super street


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: elmira ny
HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX?
      #5534705 - Fri Oct 09 2009 11:30 AM

which way do i rotate the spirolox into the piston clockwise or counter clockwise,ive never used these before?thanks mike

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cgall
top fuel


Reged: Mar 31 2004
Loc: SW Ohio
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: hp340nos]
      #5534732 - Fri Oct 09 2009 11:38 AM

Think of it as a spring, you pull it apart about 1/8", then work the first end into the groove, then rotate around to thread the other coils in.

The fun part is taking them out after realizing that you put 5 of your 8 pistons on backwards.


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hp340nos
super street


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: elmira ny
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: cgall]
      #5534746 - Fri Oct 09 2009 11:44 AM

i will try that,yes i marked the pistons and rods so i put them on right the 1st time.thanks mike

Edited by hp340nos (Fri Oct 09 2009 11:52 AM)


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68roadrunner
super stock


Reged: Jun 25 2009
Loc: ky
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: hp340nos]
      #5534765 - Fri Oct 09 2009 11:54 AM

don't think it matters, have never read anything about direction. i personally stagger the ends of the two.

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marvo451
super street


Reged: Jan 28 2003
Loc: Longview, Texas
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: 68roadrunner]
      #5534796 - Fri Oct 09 2009 12:10 PM

And when you get through, 2 types of alcohol are almost a necessity. Isopropyl for your cuts and gouges and Ethyl for your nerves and to help you relax.......

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knyech1
enthusiast


Reged: Dec 05 2007
Loc: IL
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: marvo451]
      #5534806 - Fri Oct 09 2009 12:15 PM

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And when you get through, 2 types of alcohol are almost a necessity. Isopropyl for your cuts and gouges and Ethyl for your nerves and to help you relax.......




That's what I should have done!!!!

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'71 Sassy Grass Demon 340/904. Pump gas, 1.61 60ft, 7.439 1/8 @ 95mph, 11.824 1/4 @ 111mph
"Not too bad for a pump gas 340, full of used parts and hillbilly ported stock heads." - V.B.
'03 2500 5.9L HO 6-spd on 35's. 395hp/755ft-lb at tires.


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CJK440
master


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: Ansonia, CT
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: knyech1]
      #5534812 - Fri Oct 09 2009 12:17 PM

Is there a sharp edge and a rounded edge or is that just C-clips??

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B G Racing
Special Bob


Reged: Mar 28 2006
Loc: Eighty Four, PA
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: CJK440]
      #5534850 - Fri Oct 09 2009 12:49 PM

Quote:

Is there a sharp edge and a rounded edge or is that just C-clips??


No,they can go in either direction and side.

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aarcuda
I Live Here


Reged: Mar 17 2003
Loc: the boonies
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: B G Racing]
      #5534904 - Fri Oct 09 2009 01:13 PM

i stretch mine out so they are about a 1/4" sprung (heightwise). makes them easier to get in the groove

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B G Racing
Special Bob


Reged: Mar 28 2006
Loc: Eighty Four, PA
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: aarcuda]
      #5534926 - Fri Oct 09 2009 01:19 PM

Quote:

i stretch mine out so they are about a 1/4" sprung (heightwise). makes them easier to get in the groove


That works and we take a hard plastic round stock and sharpen the end like a screwdiver(flat) and use it to work the spiral into the groove.You made have to dress up the end once in a while,but it saves finger nails and finger tips and it dosn't damage the lock or piston.

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Edited by B G Racing (Fri Oct 09 2009 01:21 PM)


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hp340nos
super street


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: elmira ny
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: B G Racing]
      #5535365 - Fri Oct 09 2009 04:55 PM

thanks for the help guys i got them all in and done,now for some seagrams 7 and 7/up,only 2 cuts and all fingers are in tack.thanks again mike

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Cab_Burge
Too Many Posts


Reged: Aug 23 2003
Loc: Bend,OR USA
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: hp340nos]
      #5535880 - Fri Oct 09 2009 08:42 PM

I always install mine counter clockwise

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hp340nos
super street


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: elmira ny
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: Cab_Burge]
      #5536092 - Fri Oct 09 2009 10:36 PM

thats how i installed them counter-clockwise,thanks mike

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nhramark
master


Reged: Jan 21 2003
Loc: Wheels up, MO
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: Cab_Burge]
      #5536097 - Fri Oct 09 2009 10:42 PM

The only bad experience I had with assembling my motor was installing the spirolox. I think I would rather just buy new pistons and rods than try to remove them.

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5.780 @ 120 mph


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Dartin
super stock


Reged: Aug 11 2007
Loc: Clinton Township, Michigan
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: nhramark]
      #5536241 - Sat Oct 10 2009 04:54 AM

After you bloody up your fingers and destroy the first one you get the hang of ir quick! I had nightmares for weeks after installing my first set.
Yeah, how do you get them out???


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Cab_Burge
Too Many Posts


Reged: Aug 23 2003
Loc: Bend,OR USA
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: Dartin]
      #5536478 - Sat Oct 10 2009 09:17 AM

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After you bloody up your fingers and destroy the first one you get the hang of ir quick! I had nightmares for weeks after installing my first set.
Yeah, how do you get them out???


some pistons have a machined groove to help get a real thin pick under the tangs on the end of the spirolocs, some don't If yours don't you have to use the pick under the edge of the tang to lift them up high enough and try to get another pick or thin screwdriver blade unde it to help walk them out It takes practice, just like putting them in

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cgall
top fuel


Reged: Mar 31 2004
Loc: SW Ohio
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: Cab_Burge]
      #5536489 - Sat Oct 10 2009 09:24 AM

Just as Cab said, the outside edges have an undercut radius that allows you to get a pick in there, lift it just enough to get a small screwdriver under it, start working it out with another screwdriver. I think Powerhouse has a tool for install/removal. It also helps to have three hands.

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go green
super stock


Reged: Nov 10 2007
Loc: Sherwood park, Alberta.
Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: aarcuda]
      #5536526 - Sat Oct 10 2009 09:43 AM

Quote:

i stretch mine out so they are about a 1/4" sprung (heightwise). makes them easier to get in the groove




I stretch them so they are at least a 1" long .

They push right in , they don't lose any diameter once they are in the groove .

Never had any cuts or problems.

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Out with the wedge , in with the Hemi !


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