FIG. 112

FIG. 113

grasp what will be the top edge of the clamp with a pair of needle nose pliers or wire cutters, and make a small kink outwards, as shown in Fig. 114. Install it around the piston and rings, and tighten it until it has fully compressed the rings (Fig. 115). Do not overtighten the clamp,

FIG. 114

FIG. 115

 as it will then not slide freely when the cylinder is installed. Place the cylinder over the piston and slide it down over the rings. The compressor will slide out of the way as the cylinder moves downward. As soon as the rings are completely inside the cylinder,

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