Eliminating the movement of the parts when installing or removing Spirolox type retaining rings makes the job easier. This device, simply made, stabilizes the assembly and/or removal. Instead of clamping a connecting rod in a vise and trying to steady the piston, a simple piece of scrap aluminum and simple lathe work will save time and cursing. Just clamp it in a vise. Photos are self explanatory. It takes about 1 hr to make. We have fabricated a number of these for other shops.
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