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Wade
Tribal Scout

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 04 Sep 2014 :  9:27:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Busted top ring during piston install and I don't really want to order a whole set for $85 . Even called Sealed Power but they don't sell anything but a set. I am hoping someone else might have had the same luck and ended up with a set that they have spares from, I just need the top ring 5/64 or can point me in the right direction.
They are Sealed Power E-300K30 for 455 .030 over.
Bore (in): 4.181 in.
Top Ring Thickness: 5/64 in.
Top Ring Material: Iron
Top Ring Facing Material: Moly.

Thanks for any help, Wade

Blued and Painted
Chief PONTIAC

USA
3404 Posts

Posted - 05 Sep 2014 :  11:44:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You may want to try a different style ring compressor. I like this set
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KD-Tool-850-PISTON-RING-COMPRESSOR-2-7-8-TO-4-3-8IN-DIA-New-/350613827703?hash=item51a2367077&item=350613827703&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr


Bull Nose Formula/ 461/ Q-Jet/
TH400/ 3.08 8.5 / R44TS.
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Wade
Tribal Scout

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 06 Sep 2014 :  4:44:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really can't blame the ring compressor. It was more the individual instructing me since I hadn't done it before. I should have listened to that gut feeling down inside. Though I take full responsibility for it, especially since i'm paying for it.LOL

Edited by - Wade on 06 Sep 2014 4:46:44 PM
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bnorris_74
Crazy Horse

USA
1442 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2014 :  07:59:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like Jegs offers the single ring packs. Change your part # to we-300k30 for a single ring set.

$28.00

http://www.jegs.com/i/Sealed+Power/844/WE300K30/10002/-1

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Wade
Tribal Scout

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2014 :  8:08:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried to get that kit through Summit and the order was canceled due to back ordered product.
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5335 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2014 :  8:34:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I bet you call and complain like 2 rings were missing and throw a fit they send you a kit for free. It's not honorable, i bet they do.

I broke an AC compressor on an install once...i called and told them what i did, i forgot a spacer and it cracked an ear when i snugged it up. I admitted i was an idiot. they send me a compressor half off for admitting i screwed up.
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Wade
Tribal Scout

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 08 Sep 2014 :  7:38:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ordered new ring set, thanks for the suggestions.

Wade
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