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Subject: "Rings" for the Inner Grid
Date: Apr 05, 1:21 pm
Poster: Stephen Coley

On Apr 05, 1:21 pm, Stephen Coley wrote:

Inner Grid Rings

I attempted to cut inner grid rings from flat stock, and failed miserably. The search for a suitable ready-made ring produced auto engine piston oil rings (the oil rings, not the compression rings) in various sizes. The ones I am working with just for the practice are 3.8 inches in diameter (found on old pistons) and I have some 2.87-inch on order which are more appropriate for the approximate 3 inch inner grid size (which may be too large?) I want to use. The width across the section is not as much as I might like but the narrowness of the exposed edge should be an improvement over round grid materials. Besides, its so easy to get a round circumference. The composition of the rings is unknown, but appears to be nickel or chrome alloy of some kind, either of which is o.k. Just FYI

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