Piston rings

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Piston rings

Postby Johnno » Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:32 pm

In need of four ring piston bottom rings plus 40 thou for side valve engine.
Any help please.
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Re: Piston rings - try GBH Spares?

Postby JohnV » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:12 am

MM owner David McCullough recommended GBH Spares to me, and they provided what I needed: <info@gbhspares.co.uk>

Brian who works there was very helpful, and wrote me the following:

"We have had ring sets done for this engine……though we need to check that you don’t have an odd piston, which is rare but you may have it

"Our kit is a composite ring set which has 2.2mm thick compression rings and both 3 and 4mm thick oil rings in it……it is £53 plus VAT and carriage….we can ship to a U.K. address and we take Mastercard and Visa

"The odd piston has 3/32” compression rings…..so our kit won’t fit that.

"If you can check your compression ring thickness and if 2.2mm…. let us know what you would like to proceed."
I have two Minors in upstate New York. One is the 1961 Traveller my dad bought new that year in London, where I was born. It's had a hard life but is still running cheerfully at 54K miles. The second is the oldest Minor confirmed to survive in North America, a LHD high-light Tourer built in April 1949. It's a total basket case, but will be restored over the coming years.

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