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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Europe
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really good replies, thanks for taking the time to really explain it.

Ok, so first i will forget about the pelican tool. I had a go to day with a vernier and as an approximation i found my installed valve spring height was too low, BUT i also found the noise i was chasing, severely worn exhaust valve guides (yet no smoke, less than 4% leakdown, etc). So lucky i took it apart.

I need a 36mm valve spring height, i presume i can make a tool, like a long "feeler" gauge to check it, as long as i make it accurate. I have since read a post about john walker using a specially cut piece of welding rod

I dont have access to a spring tester...can i realistically rig something up using a drill press and some bath room scales, or am i really smoking something?

In any case i need my machine shop to replace the guides and cut new seats, so i will ask if they have a valve spring tester etc
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