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Installed Valve Spring Height (+ TOOL)

While searching for a set of valve springs, i noticed our host sells a valve spring height tool

https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/PELTOLP228.htm?pn=PEL-TOL-P228

Has anyone used one? Do i use it in place of the two valve springs (but shims, and valve keepers/spring retainers fitted), to get the shims correct (installed valve spring), then fit the new valve springs?

With the height correct, and the new valve spring fitted, should i be able to rotate the springs? I have noticed on my 71 (old springs, valves and guides not out yet), that I can rotate the springs with them installed on some but not all of the valves. I presume this indicated the old springs are weak (was going to change them anyway) or the installed valve spring height is incorrect (not checked yet). The motor is coming apart and im chasing the source of a noise which sounds like its in the valve train
Old 05-21-2018, 01:57 PM
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