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Old 05-30-2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by swompz
thanks for the input guys.

So to summarize "correct when wrong"

It is safe to use a valve spring with the od of 1.26" on a alloy cylinder head that has a spring pocket diameter of say 1.54"

However At the least I will need hardened shims to stop gailing of the head, or preferably spring locators or cups.
Installed spring height obviously needs checking.

I cant help but feel that there should be something stopping the bottom of the spring from moving.... A spring locator will obviously do this, however I cant find any listing on summits site of a shouldered locator that has the correct od for pocket & spring fitment.
any ideas lads?
I've never tried to use a stock diameter spring on a 1.54" spring seat, but if I were going to do this, I'd look for a locator like I pictured above that locates off the spring ID.
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