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comp cam spring compressor?????

This is a discussion on comp cam spring compressor????? within the Tools forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey has any one used that valve spring compressor from comp cams designed for the LS? is it worth the ...

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    comp cam spring compressor?????

    hey has any one used that valve spring compressor from comp cams designed for the LS? is it worth the 100 bucks?> does it make itthat much easier? or can u get a way with the standard head on spring compressor? thanks

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    it's from crane cams. i have one and makes spring work extremely easy. you do two springs at once. it holds them down for you so you can remove and install the locks.

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    ya i used the crane one and its really nice. only took like 2.5-3 hours to do all the springs with it.

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    yea sorry i ment crane. i haven't looked at it in awhile. so i guess i'll have to get one then. what bolts do youuse to hold it down? thanks for the info

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    it comes with everything you need.

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    Just a word up if this is done on the car AKA not taking heads off the person doing this would need to fill the cylinders with air to help hold the piston up so that the valve does not fall down,otherwise might be removing them anyways ,also make sure you put towels in and around the heads where your working,even the most carefull person drops things,those nutts and washers would be a a bitch to get out of oil pan.. as far as filling the cylinder with air ,I have used a compression tester,like the one I have from Sears,just remove the valve in the end of line so pressure will flow opposite way,valve is same as one thats in the valve stem of your tires,take it out thread end into spark plug plug into air compressor,this makes motor move over so make sure nothing is in way of motor rotation/belts etc. only can do the intake and exhaust valve on that cylinder.way easier then replacing head gaskets etc..well at least on a GTO some of you other guys got it rough up under that cowl.

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    i just did the top dead center method. rotated the motor till the piston was at the top then did it. i found the air hold tool to be a pain to try to put on.

    and this compressor is ment for the heads on the car.

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    you can use it for heads off car as welll.

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    that thing is sexxy. im gettin me one. thanks for postin pics of it. yea i have an old spark plug that i knocked the porcelain off of and welded a air fitting on. that how i use to do my first gen 350s and big blocks. but the room is tight on these cars so ill probly just do the TDC trick. sweet deal guys

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    seeing as crane cams is no more, speed inc has picked up the design and started building it.

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    The hardest part of doing that with heads on, would be getting the tooling into spark plug hole for compressed air. Number 8 took me 20 minutes to get threaded in hole probably. Looks like a very well made tool, ddo not buy the crap tool that Tim guy was selling on here.

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    yeah #8 isn't easy to get the air hose into as it points towards the firewall. driver's side is easy. i did a cam and spring swap in just over 8 hours using this tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    yeah #8 isn't easy to get the air hose into as it points towards the firewall. driver's side is easy. i did a cam and spring swap in just over 8 hours using this tool.
    when i was there you did that kid's cam and spring swap in no time..i was impressed ..minus then hood falling and hitting that guy's head

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    forgot about that one. yeah there were a couple of us that day.

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