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    valve spring compressors

    Needed a valve spring compressor to whip the valve soutta my 460 heads so I bought one.
    In a nut shell it's a pile of ****, nowhere near meaty enough, not enough leverage, and just generally ****.

    Can anyone recommend one or if they are going to the westside meet at F and B's on thursday, could they lend me one?

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    If you get stuck I have a really good one that I bought a few years back from Summit.

    Did the valves in my BBC with no problem so would assume that it would be fine with your 460.

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    Are you trying to use the compressor to free up the tapered collets, or is it just not man enough to overcome valve spring pressure?
    Many valve spring compressors will bend before the taper is broken free. Try winding the compressor till there is some pressure built up and then tap the valve collar sharply with a small hammer. This should crack the taper apart - plain sailing after that.

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    i never use mine to remove springs/ valves, i always use the socket n hammer method to remove the buggers

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    if your doing them insit (heads still on)socket and tap them 1st but donot forget to ragup the drain back holes .on the beach the same
    but snapon do a cheap one that holds the spring cap all in one clampit a bit then tapit then wind a way....draper and sealy do one very simular.we use it more when heads still fitted

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    Had a word with a mate and he told me the double socket trick.

    Had them all out in 20 mins.

    Thanks guys

    Jeff

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