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Old 04-02-2020, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Help! Need Three Piston Pin Retaining Snap Rings For '53 Flathead Motor

Hi Guys-
Well, The machining work is done and I finally have started assembly of my late flathead motor. I am using an NOS set of Ertel pistons, and when I went to assemble the connecting rods to the pistons, discovered that the kit only had 13 of the retaining rings for the wrist pins. The retaining rings I have are the double tang type and measure .042 inch wire diameter, but I would imagine the old single tang type like the original pistons had would work as well, as long as the wire diameter is about the same. I have attached a sketch of what my rings look like. Have any of you guys got any old used pistons lying around with three or four of these rings that you could spare? My project is at a standstill till I can come up with some rings. I don't know if any of the later Ford motors used the same type of rings, but they would probably work as long as they are meant for a 3/4" diameter wrist pin and the wire diameter is right. Please let me know if you can help me.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:55 PM   #2
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I believe I can help you out. I will check first thing tomorrow and let you know.

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I just went out to the garage and found some. Let me know your address and I'll get some off to you.

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Old 04-04-2020, 06:40 PM   #4
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Don't need them? Okay, back they go.

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