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Old 07-16-2012, 01:53 PM
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I guess you're right...I also taught myself how to work on 2 strokes..and made a few bucks fixin discards from a local mower shop..
We didn't have no internet or cell phones back then...and second opinions were hard to come by...me and Dutch had to make our own pistons from old tuna cans...and rings from box staples...things sure have come a long way...
I would rather have been born with the silverspoon...than the silver ratchet...
Look a all the fun I would have missed...
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Okay, now I'm interested in the "tuna can to ring" concept--but I don't like tuna, would any other can work okay, or does it need the smell of tuna to work correctly???????? Also, I'm guessing this doesn't work on Stihl's since all parts have to be bought from a dealer!!!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:04 PM
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Okay, now I'm interested in the "tuna can to ring" concept--but I don't like tuna, would any other can work okay, or does it need the smell of tuna to work correctly???????? Also, I'm guessing this doesn't work on Stihl's since all parts have to be bought from a dealer!!!!
Ahhh...the good ole days...
Any can will work....the key is not to shrink it too much when submersing it in the liquid nitrogen/budweiser mix...custom fitting the box staples into piston rings is a little more involved.....
Dutch can give you the specifics....
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:44 PM
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Slapper, if I could have discovered a procedure for installing a tuna can piston in this thing I'd have given it a shot--believe me. I think I wore out 6 of 'em from 1947 to 1954. The "engine" ran at idle a lot.

http://lawn-and-garden.hardwarestore...er-101980.aspx
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:58 PM
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Slapper, if I could have discovered a procedure for installing a tuna can piston in this thing I'd have given it a shot--believe me. I think I wore out 6 of 'em from 1947 to 1954. The "engine" ran at idle a lot.

http://lawn-and-garden.hardwarestore...er-101980.aspx
That particular model would have used the steel Bud can and as I remember...it wasn't an exact science...it took a whole lot of them to get it right....
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