I am rebuilding my air compressor, which is basically an engine without a fuel system or ignition system, and the "exhaust" is the compressed air. This particular compressor is much like a motorcycle engine, meaning that the rings must be compressed and the cylinder jug slid OVER the pistons. so a regular ratchet style, sleeve, ring compressor won't work, how would I get it off when I slide the cylinder down?
I have 2 different sets of the "pliers style" ring compressors, one Snap on and the other made by K-D.
These have an open slot in them so I can slide it off, once the rings are within the cylinder and before the cylinder butts up against the crank case. Both of my pliers style ring compressors start at 2-7/8" piston diameter, but my pistons are only 2-1/2" diameter. anyone know of a source for the bands for these style ring compressors outside what comes in the kit? Snap on offers ones that are on the larger end of the range of what comes in the kit, but not smaller.