Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - 5600 rpm stutter
View Single Post
  #78 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2011, 06:10 PM
cobalt327's Avatar
cobalt327 cobalt327 is offline
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,031
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 616 Times in 565 Posts
Yeah, that sure sounds dodgy, him not giving you a straight answer about the springs. And there's the possibility the springs that were removed may have been fine- after breaking in the cam w/lighter springs. You should have gotten the original springs back anyway- I suppose he kept them to sell to the next guy.

You can get the necessary tools to measure with for not much money. Eric mentioned cheap calipers and just a caliper will do most if not all of the measuring you need to do considering you don't need 0.00001" accuracy. Even splurging for a snap gauge set isn't a lot of money, considering you don't need Starrett-quality tools to do what you need to do, although good tools are a good investment if this will be something you are going to be doing more of.

A valve spring compressor would be the biggest investment, you might check w/the parts stores to see if they have a loaner.
Reply With Quote