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Old 04-13-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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Default Steam Piston Rings Replacement

Well today I took apart one of our McBride steam engines to see about replacing the piston rings, and not knowing exactly how they should look, or what is the best type of rings to replace them with I took some pictures and came on here.

From what I can tell they are a copper rings that sits in a grove about a quarter of an inch, to push the piston back in u squeeze the rings together where the gap is. The rings look fairly decent as far as I know, let me know what you think.

Thanks
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