18th March 2007, 03:00 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Magnolia, Texas
Re: Valve Spring Replacement Advice Needed
Thanks, Howard -I'll give them a call Monday and see what they recommend rather than trying to wing it myself. I want to pull the heads anyway to be sure the bores are okay after sitting ten years, and while I’m at it I thought I might as well cc the chambers and piston dome and see what the compression ratio is going to be. And then just before I turned in last night I caught myself thinking, “As long as the intake manifold is off, why not make up a turkey pan pattern....” I think this is what’s known as “mission creep”.
Originally Posted by Howard Jones
I spoke with comp cams a wile back about a package. Cam, springs, lifters, push-rods, etc. They will want to know a little about your current motor and intentions but I am sure they can help. This pretty much goes for all the cam companies.
I do think you will need to check valve piston clearance no matter what you do but it's really not a big deal. Don't be afraid to take the motor apart. It will be OK. Lots of help here and on the Internet.
I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.