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#1 Buggyman OFFLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2014 - 08:40 PM

Whre can I get a tool to remove the springs from the valves?  I can find all kinds of them for a valve in head engine but not one for the valve in block cub engine.  The ones at auto parts stores have hooked ends and will not fit in the space to get to the spring.

If someone can tell me where to buy, or maker/part number of a valve spring removal tool that will work I would sure appreciate it.



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Posted January 24, 2014 - 09:28 PM

What you need is called a flathead valve spring compressor.  They look something like this:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...7374580?lpid=82

 

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Posted January 24, 2014 - 09:28 PM

Not sure if it would be strong enough, but wouldn't a small engine valve spring compressor work?

 

http://www.equipatro...CFUpk7Aod-DsAyw

 

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Posted January 24, 2014 - 09:29 PM

Ben found the tool.

 

Ben, would the small engine one work, or is it too flimsy?


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 06:53 AM

Ben found the tool.

 

Ben, would the small engine one work, or is it too flimsy?

 

I don't know.  Probably would work, but you wouldn't get as good a leverage.  Just a guess though.

 

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 09:20 AM

I used small engine one on my Hercules small engine and it worked OK. Few times popped off and one set of forks was a little weak and had to go to the bigger set in the kit. Don't take much on those little springs. You could probly make a too that is kinda like a nail puller only wider to pass over the valve stem and a block of wood or ?? for fulcrum to lay on block space and just lever the spring up and knock off the keepers. Won't be as easy trying to put back on, but should come off OK. Might need to put block or someting on the head of valve to keep it down while doing this.


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