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#492429 - 10/09/09 11:30 AM HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX?
hp340nos Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: elmira ny
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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#492430 - 10/09/09 11:38 AM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: hp340nos]
cgall Offline
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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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#492431 - 10/09/09 11:44 AM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: cgall]
hp340nos Offline
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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 (10/09/09 11:52 AM)

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#492432 - 10/09/09 11:54 AM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: hp340nos]
68roadrunner Offline
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Loc: ky
don't think it matters, have never read anything about direction. i personally stagger the ends of the two.

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#492433 - 10/09/09 12:10 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: 68roadrunner]
marvo451 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/03
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Loc: Longview, Texas
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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#492434 - 10/09/09 12:15 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: marvo451]
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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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#492435 - 10/09/09 12:17 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: knyech1]
CJK440 Offline
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Is there a sharp edge and a rounded edge or is that just C-clips??
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#492436 - 10/09/09 12:49 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: CJK440]
B G Racing Offline
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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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#492437 - 10/09/09 01:13 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: B G Racing]
aarcuda Offline
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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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#492438 - 10/09/09 01:19 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: aarcuda]
B G Racing Offline
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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.


Edited by B G Racing (10/09/09 01:21 PM)
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#492439 - 10/09/09 04:55 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: B G Racing]
hp340nos Offline
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Posts: 1252
Loc: elmira ny
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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#492440 - 10/09/09 08:42 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: hp340nos]
Cab_Burge Offline
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I always install mine counter clockwise
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#492441 - 10/09/09 10:36 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: Cab_Burge]
hp340nos Offline
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thats how i installed them counter-clockwise,thanks mike

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#492442 - 10/09/09 10:42 PM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: Cab_Burge]
nhramark Offline
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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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#492443 - 10/10/09 04:54 AM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: nhramark]
Dartin Offline
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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???

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#492444 - 10/10/09 09:17 AM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: Dartin]
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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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#492445 - 10/10/09 09:24 AM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: Cab_Burge]
cgall Offline
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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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#492446 - 10/10/09 09:43 AM Re: HOW TO INSTALL SPIROLOX? [Re: aarcuda]
go green Offline
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Registered: 11/10/07
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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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