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How to remove rods from pistons?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by backyardbuilt, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. backyardbuilt

    backyardbuilt 1/2 ton status

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    I'ts been to long since I did this to remember exactly how to do it so rather than mess something up. Give me a clue or tell me what to do to jog my memory.
     
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    Yeah, he is correct. The wristpins in most (maybe all, I dunno) chevs are pressed into the piston.
     
  4. LKJR

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    gotta press them
     
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    Pressed-pin rods and pistons need to have the wrist pin pressed out with a press...This another reason I am an HUGE fan of floating rods. THey go together MUCH easier with NO heating of the rod and they come apart with a simple removal of the wrist-pin lock. I would suggest you you look at getting full-floating rods and pistons...It was some of the best $$$ I spent on my BBC...The only bitch is that full-floating rods cost a bit more...

    Chris
     
  6. backyardbuilt

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    Thanks for the replies, I though thats what I needed to do. It is a friends motor so very budget oriented right now. I have a press so no big deal on getting them out. Thanks again.
     

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