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snap ring....how to measure
#1423310 Wed Sep 08 2021 02:55 PM
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I hate to admit it but i guess I just never messed with many snap rings......but always managed to get what I wanted.
Nevertheless, my question is ..... how do you measure for snap rings. Do you ask for he OD of the shaft or do you ask for the OD of the groove the snap ring goes in???
I suspect Grigg will jump on this question?!


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Re: snap ring....how to measure
Achipmunk #1423320 Wed Sep 08 2021 04:29 PM
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Internal or external snap rings? I've always had good luck using the OD of the shaft and relying on the snap ring to fill the groove. We used to use Tru-Arc internal snap rings for piston pin locks, bit after losing a couple at high speed, we switched to Spiro-Lock rings that don't respond to high piston speeds and come adrift.
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Re: snap ring....how to measure
Achipmunk #1423332 Wed Sep 08 2021 05:43 PM
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Spriro-lock rings work great, but can be a pain to remove.
Remember to bring that question up this weekend and we can look the specs up in my machinist bible.
But, I think you go by the diameter of the bottom of the groove on OD rings and the ID of the groove on ID rings.

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Re: snap ring....how to measure
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Here are two links that show the dimensions of standard internal and external snap rings.
Internal https://www.arconring.com/stamped-retaining-rings/internal/
External https://www.arconring.com/stamped-retaining-rings/external/


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Re: snap ring....how to measure
Achipmunk #1423372 Thu Sep 09 2021 12:16 AM
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As usual, when you dig into things you find there is a whole lot more than just "meets the eye". Thanks fellows.
I will say, before I went looking for them I used a set of dials and checked the OD of both the outside of shaft and then OD of the ring groove. As we sometimes say, heck, that's more than I needed to know!

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