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best valve spring compressor

Postby areger23 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:49 pm

im in the process of rebuilding the engine on my 50 cub. i got all the valves out then my old valve spring compressor broke and bit me, so im in the market for a new valve spring compressor for L head engines. What are the best on the market

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Re: best valve spring compressor

Postby Larry in WNY » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:54 pm

I bought mine from Napa. It's for small engines without overhead valves.
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Re: best valve spring compressor

Postby inairam » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:22 pm

I did not have much luck with the c clamp style ones but member like them.

I used this style one when I did a top end in 2016.
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The big thing for me was getting the keeper tool

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