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Old 01-30-2006, 02:14 AM
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Air powered C-Clamp

I have seen this used for the valve springs. Anyone know where i can get one?
Or at least know where i can find an air powered solenoid and retorfit it the a c clamp?

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Solenoid----- www.surpluscenter.com

Most likely they won't have the clamp but they will have the solenoid and anything else you would need to build one.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:23 PM
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Thanks, but they really dont have what i need
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If you are looking for the complete valve spring clamp any of the automotive machine shop tool suppliers will have one, some are up to a 1000# I would check with the local used auto machine dealers first.
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If you are looking for the complete valve spring clamp any of the automotive machine shop tool suppliers will have one, some are up to a 1000# I would check with the local used auto machine dealers first.
thats interesting. Would they know what i was asking for?
What type of store would have this? Pep boys?
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Here is one

http://www.stridetool.com/tools/auto...essors_01.html

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Google = Air operated Valve spring compressor.
If you are looking to use it for somthing besides head work, it probably isn't going to do what you want it to and most of the good ones arn't cheap.
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Google = Air operated Valve spring compressor.
If you are looking to use it for somthing besides head work, it probably isn't going to do what you want it to and most of the good ones arn't cheap.
Why do you say this?
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:11 PM
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Right on the MONEY!

I emailed them for pricing on the hand operated units and the air powered units.
GOOD FIND!

Where did you find these guys? thank you for your time
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Thanks..once in a while something comes up good..

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Try Goodson..
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Try Goodson..
Can u be more specific?
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There are probably more than a hundred company's that sell just Engine building tools. WWW.Goodson.com,WWW.regismfg.com and on and on. The suggestion to try Google was right on. Remember these are packaging company's. They mostly sell the same products so look for the best price..
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RR, when I was reading your first post I wasn't sure that you intended to use the tool for It's intended purpose. From the past 45 years experience working around cars I have seen people attempt to convert tools to do somthing that that they were not intended to do often with poor results.
If you are using it to remove and replace valve springs, you will soon wonder what you did without it. Great tool that is like having an extra hand.
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I've been building/repairing engines for 24 years and here is what I do for valve springs. Take a shock absorber bushing and lay it on the table. Put the head over it with the valve resting on it. Then take a deepwell socket, put a magnet just inside it. put the socket over the top of the valve spring and smack it with a mallet. The valve keepers spring out and are caught inside the socket with the magnet. To install the keepers, take another bushing and insert the keepers inside the hole, and put the bushing inside the socket, smack and it's together.
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