A small screwdriver is used to insure that the circlip is fully seated.
Next, loctite is applied to the plug that covers the installation port.
The port is closed with the plug. This process is repeated for all 4 pistons and the short block is now together.
The bottom end of the engine is just about together.
Copper wire is cut to length to form the gasket o-ring. First, one end of the wire is filed flat.
The wire is carefully tapped into the receiver groove on top of the block deck.