what valve spring compressor should I buy ?

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what valve spring compressor should I buy ?

Postby RMS » 21 Sep 2016 15:03

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Re: what valve spring compressor should I buy ?

Postby okayfine » 21 Sep 2016 18:02

The second one has an adjustable angle for the handle. I made my own and originally had a straight handle. When I tried to use it I found I ran out of room to depress the handle without it being angled up.

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Re: what valve spring compressor should I buy ?

Postby RMS » 21 Sep 2016 19:00

did you use a hole saw to make the hooks ?
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Re: what valve spring compressor should I buy ?

Postby okayfine » 22 Sep 2016 05:52

I don't remember. It doesn't look like I did, but I definitely should have. That part wasn't a problem, but I also believe I eventually cut a notch into the compressor piece similar to the notched replacement arm on the top version in your OP. Been a while since I used it, so details escape me.
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Re: what valve spring compressor should I buy ?

Postby datsun510 » 29 Sep 2016 22:12

I use the factory valve spring compressor that was available from Datsun Comp many years ago.

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Re: what valve spring compressor should I buy ?

Postby okayfine » 01 Oct 2016 06:21

Looks like the factory tool has a much longer spring compressor piece, which would mitigate my angle issues. OP's top compressor choice with the spring compressor piece mounted in the tallest config might replicate the OE positioning.
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