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Valvespring Install

Old 03-24-2009, 06:48 PM
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Hello just wondering who all has installed valvesprings in there 2v and what compressor you used.I have 5 different kinds of compressors in my garage so i really dont want to buy the one made for these cars if i dont have to.Im sure someone has made something else work before,or ill just rent one.I just wanna make sure i got everything together before i tear it apart.Thanks alot.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:24 PM
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i tried with the ones from autozone. finally just broke down and took them to the machine shop. it was a pita...
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:53 PM
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I used one like this
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:40 PM
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I did mine. I used the standard tool. What a pain in the @ss. I ended up pulling the motor and it still sucked. I dont see how anyone could do the job with the motor in the car unless they had the special ford tool.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:08 PM
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I used the ford tool -- -- and it is still a PITA with the engine in the car, but I managed to do it. if you can find a short claw grabber tool around 7 inches it will help you out A LOT when trying to put the keepers back in.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:39 AM
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I have pretty mild cams so the first year I ran stock springs. That's when I was at 516. Then when I changed to ported heads, the new ones were included with them. Plus doing it this way saved me money. I hear it's quite tedious in the car.
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