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Valve removal and replacement

Postby bwatson » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:03 am

I removed the valves from my cub this weekend so I could lap them in and set them.

I tried 2 or 3 different types of Valve spring compressors and none seemed work well enough to use. I finally ground down the end of a GM distributor wrench and used it to pry the springs up.

Can someone recommend a valve spring compressor that will work on the cub or a homemade tool or technique


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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:09 pm

I use a compressor for small engines. It looks like a capital A. I have turned one set of the shoes and use ti to push the spring up, rather than trying to compress it. Also when you reinstall the keepers, put a little dab of grease on the stem to stick them in place while you let the spring back down.
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valve replacement

Postby Ron » Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:52 pm

I bought a valve compressor from Sears. It is a little large but worked ok for me. It looks like a big "C" with a A on the end.

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