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Old 01-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #40
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ok so this is what I have been using in order to exchange valve springs and retainers that came on ford racing head with crower stiff valve springs and titanium retainers

it was a bit of pain at first 2-3 springs to put those stupid keepers back in its place but after some tricks it turned to be easy
- you will need a flat screwdriver that has some magnetic power (i just scratch it a couple of times witha big magnet )
- tooth pick(1 or 2) to deep it in the engine oild and lube keepers a bit so they become a bit sticky and will stick to valves themselves. I have also used them to fix keepers on valve while attaching keeper that is on the flat screwdriver( magnetically attached )
when you use that tool you will need to compress spring as much as you can and make sure that distance between valve and retainer is enough for keepers a couple of triks and it will be easy to figure it out
if there is any questions you guys can ask me :)
stock vs crower
FR head

stock vs crower

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