Budget Race Engines - Build Your Own Race Engine, Part 2 Photo Gallery
The easiest way to install the piston rings is to lightly clamp the connecting rod in a vise to hold the piston steady. It's a good idea to wrap the rod with a shop rag to keep it from getting scratched. Also, use a ring spreader for installing the rings. You can install them by hand but they are more likely to develop a "twist" if you do. Begin with the oil ring and work your way up.