In this section we will be attaching the pistons to the rods using full floating pins and spirolox. On the instructions for the spirolox it says you should be able to twist the spirolox into place, but I could not get this method to work. So I came up with my own methods which I will share with you now.
You will need your pistons, pins, rods, four spirolox per assembly, assembly lube and a straight screwdriver. (Note: some pistons only require two spirolox per assembly)
Apply assembly lube to pin and distribute lube over entire pin. Also apply some lube to inside of small end of rod.
Slide pin through piston and rod. (Note: If using single valve relief pistons see note at bottom of page)
Stretch spiroloc 1/2 to 3/4 inch by pulling on each end.
Place one end of spiroloc into groove and twist until it stops. While pushing the spiroloc down into the groove with the screwdriver on the leading edge, keep pressure on the opposite side with forefinger as shown above.
Continue pushing down on spiroloc with screwdriver in a circular motion around spiroloc as shown in pictures below until all of spiroloc is in groove.
This is what it will look like when finished.
Repeat steps one through six thirty-one more times (two lox per side per piston) and treat yourself to a cold one because you're gonna need it!
If using pistons with only one set of valve reliefs, make sure when piston is laying like picture 1 that bearing tabs (picture2) in big rod end are facing toward ceiling.