How to get piston and ring back in cylinder
How do you guys get a piston with rings back in a cylinder. I've had moderate success using fingers and screwdrivers but looking for some suggestions.
My grandson (11 years old) and I (much older) have torn down a trimmer engine just for the learning experience for him. It was a running motor that I picked up for $1.00--Solo brand. We're talking about the function of the parts and how a 2-cycle engine works. We will put it back together and hope to get it to run again. It would be very difficult, if not impossible, to find a replacement ring, so I'm hoping we don't break it.
How's the best way to get the piston back in the cylinder? I have compression sleeves for bigger engines, but nothing this small. I work on a lot of trimmers, but seldom pull the piston with the intent to put it back together.
Thanks for your help.