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#1 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2016 - 08:38 PM

I traded for this old valve grinding machine the other day. Has anyone here used a machine similar to this one or own something like it? I'd never seen one before this one and decided to get it since it was interesting. Is it worth hanging onto? I don't see myself ever needing many valves ground or even have a clue how to grind a valve.

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Posted April 20, 2016 - 08:52 PM

Matt, my uncle had one.

I Loved running it years ago i do know it's missing the other half of the kit (seat grinding setup)

 

Might be interested if the price is right, have to locate some parts to make it complete.

They really are OK for the older, larger engines  

No idea if it would scale down far enough to work with our valve sizes.


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Posted April 20, 2016 - 08:54 PM

yup they will do small engine valves just fine.


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Posted April 20, 2016 - 08:56 PM

yup they will do small engine valves just fine.

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Smallest valves i ever did on one was an old General GG or a Continental 124


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Posted April 20, 2016 - 08:58 PM

Used on everyday for 7 years at caterpillar building cylinder heads. They work good
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Posted April 20, 2016 - 09:00 PM

I don't think tractor valves will fit in the chuck. If you have any questions on how to use it send me a message
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Posted April 20, 2016 - 09:53 PM

Gave one of them away a few years ago  was in bad shape but kept the seat grinder  very handy tool when needed


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Posted April 20, 2016 - 11:47 PM

WOW.  Used that same model back in the early 70s when I worked for a GM/Buick dealership.  That was when we still fixed warranty stuff in house compared to replacing parts today.  Had the seat grinder too.  Fix a lot for heads with the old girl.


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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:14 AM

I have the matching seat grinder


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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:08 PM

Thanks for all the replies. Still not sure what I'll do with this, need to get it off my trailer first lol.



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:09 PM

I have the matching seat grinder

 

Would you happen to have a picture of it? I'm just curious to see what it looks like.



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 09:20 PM

Would you happen to have a picture of it? I'm just curious to see what it looks like.

 

www.ebid.net/us/for-sale/Sioux-valve-seat-grinder-tool-kit-137130206.htm

 

I bought a valve grinder for $100, and the seller threw in a valve seat grinder with many stones and pilots.  

 

There are bargains out there, but the kit in the link sure is pricey!


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 07:07 AM

Would you happen to have a picture of it? I'm just curious to see what it looks like.

I'd have to dig it out of storage. Looks just like the Black&Decker one that I use most of the time


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