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Head on valve spring compressor

Post  Doug Rahn on February 17th 2017, 6:07 pm

Anyone have a recommendation for a good compressor to use with the heads on? I would love to have a Buxton, but can't justify the expense at this time.
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Re: Head on valve spring compressor

Post  whitefield on February 17th 2017, 6:27 pm

http://www.lsmproducts.com/ Best bang for the buck!
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Post  Curt on February 17th 2017, 7:39 pm

LSM. I have both but the Buxton is hard to beat.
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Re: Head on valve spring compressor

Post  maverick on February 17th 2017, 7:43 pm

I made mine.
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Re: Head on valve spring compressor

Post  QtrWarrior on February 17th 2017, 9:26 pm

Doug.. I have one.... Cool
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Post  cool40 on February 17th 2017, 11:14 pm

maverick wrote:I made mine.
x2 ! I have used LSM with good results. I found most tools for shaft setups were different to mine. Shocked
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Re: Head on valve spring compressor

Post  Doug Rahn on February 18th 2017, 8:03 am

QtrWarrior wrote:Doug.. I have one.... Cool

Thanks for the offer Mike, but it's a tool I should have added to my collection a long time ago.
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Re: Head on valve spring compressor

Post  jbozzelle on February 18th 2017, 12:06 pm

I have a Moroso that works well

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Post  rmcomprandy on February 18th 2017, 12:27 pm

Stud mounted, Bolt down rockers and Shaft type rockers usually will require a different valve spring removing tool.

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Re: Head on valve spring compressor

Post  cool40 on February 18th 2017, 1:58 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:Stud mounted, Bolt down rockers and Shaft type rockers usually will require a different valve spring removing tool.
that's where I ran into trouble,with shafts anyway. Different size and width of bolt pattern on them so one needs to be sure of what they have. Stud type are mostly universal.
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Post  HorsinAround on February 20th 2017, 12:47 pm

Doug,

The LSM stuff is the sh.t!

http://www.lsmproducts.com/lsm_products/valve_spring_compressors

Its what I have used for years.
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Re: Head on valve spring compressor

Post  10.0 on February 21st 2017, 4:20 am

Yeah, that Buxton onhead spring compressor takes all the work out of 400 lbs closed pressure springs.
Makes the job almost fun!

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Post  HorsinAround on February 21st 2017, 9:23 am

10.0 wrote:Yeah, that Buxton onhead spring compressor takes all the work out of 400 lbs closed pressure springs.
Makes the job almost fun!

It looks like an awesome piece, but dang, you would have to use it quite often to justify the cost.
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Re: Head on valve spring compressor

Post  AZFairlane on February 21st 2017, 9:36 pm

I thought LSM tools were expensive, but they're really proud of that Buxton part. Shocked
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