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Old 01-07-2006, 07:20 AM
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Sbc Valve Spring Installation

i am going to be installing a new set of springs soon and pretty much know how to go about prepping them but have the time now before hand to do a little fishing and see if anyone else has anything to offer that i can use.these are just sbc springs .600's lift 1.265" springs,nothing exotic.thanks.

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Old 01-07-2006, 07:43 AM
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on some fine sandpaper run them in a figure-8 patten on both ends just to knock the high spots. You could also have them checked at the installed height and make sure they are all equal.
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thanks.i ran the the springs to begin with that were shipped with the heads since they asked all the info and i had bigger intake valves installed before they sent them and some of the dampers were chewed up.plan to do all you mentioned and radius the spring ends and damper ends and edges.still i am just checking to see if there is something i don't know about.always willing to learn.
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I usually toss the springs into our parts cleaning tumbler for about 10 minutes. Then I compress them fully 3 or 4 times and recheck the tension. Finally, I dip them in SAE30 oil and let them drip off before assembly.

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tom i appreaciate the info and the tumbler is a great idea,i think one of my kids has a tumbler from yrs ago that may well do the trick.if i can't find it i can seal them in a tupper ware container and throw it in the dryer with a few rugs.next question is what to put in with them.tom can you help here too?

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tom i appreaciate the info and the tumbler is a great idea,i think one of my kids has a tumbler from yrs ago that may well do the trick.if i can't find it i can seal them in a tupper ware container and throw it in the dryer with a few rugs.next question is what to put in with them.tom can you help here too?
Our tumbler is a wet-type that uses mineral spirits as a solvent. I don't think that would work well in a dryer. The tumbling media are ballcones. You could probabley use bbs.

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i thought you were talking about tumbling that would help to take sharp edges off,like you use to clean bolts and nuts, but yea i thought about bb's or small nuts and a little lite cardboard.thanks for the help
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