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  • esskater892
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    ok so i have that tool, but i dont see how you place it. there is no room at the bottom of the spring and when you put it on the spring it pulls it up and not pushes it down. i know you dont and arent supposed to put it on the spring it self. i feel like an idiot this isnt that hard to do,,, just the first time. lol help!

    Edit: nvm guys i just used a hammer and a socket.
    Last edited by esskater892; 05-11-2011, 07:20 PM.

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  • N9netwoAccord
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    this is good to show everyone the correct way to do it.

    personally i just take a socket that fits on top of the retainer, and give it a good wack, then pull the keepers out with a magnet.

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  • boostdelinquent
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    Originally posted by Shadow1 View Post
    thats a good price man. id buy from you in a second.


    heres a question: can you show us how to put compression in the cylinder? i dont see how you do that. or do you just just blow air in there with the air hose?
    I've always had the heads off the block when I removed the valves since I normally clean up the ports while I'm at it. As for how to do it, I would think there should be an air compressor attachment that screws into the spark plug hole to pressurize the cylinder. Like I said though, I've never personally done it that way.

    Originally posted by trah View Post
    Harbor Freight is CRAP! everything i bought there ended up breaking same day. GO BUY QUALITY TOOLS... OTC, KD Tools, or Lisle.
    I've never had any issues with anything I've bought there yet so IDK what to tell you on that one. I will agree the tools aren't the best however it's not like I need anything that's super high quality for me to do my shade tree mechanicing.

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  • trah
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    Originally posted by boostdeliquent View Post
    Harbor freight FTW. Granted the tools aren't name brand, they still come w/ lifetime replacement and do the job just fine for me. If I were to open up a tuning shop where I was using the tools all day every day, I would then drop the coin on some nice tools.
    Harbor Freight is CRAP! everything i bought there ended up breaking same day. GO BUY QUALITY TOOLS... OTC, KD Tools, or Lisle.

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  • Shadow1
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    Originally posted by boostdeliquent View Post
    I don't have my pricing sheet in front of me but they're either $80 or $120, iirc.
    thats a good price man. id buy from you in a second.


    heres a question: can you show us how to put compression in the cylinder? i dont see how you do that. or do you just just blow air in there with the air hose?

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  • boostdelinquent
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    Originally posted by Luna92 View Post
    so quick you say you can get jdm parts how much for some one piece headlights?
    I don't have my pricing sheet in front of me but they're either $80 or $120, iirc.

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  • Luna92
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    so quick you say you can get jdm parts how much for some one piece headlights?

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  • boostdelinquent
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    Thanks. On the bright side, I still have all my connects and can get hella pricing on JDM CB7 parts that most suppliers don't import. That's not to say my supplier will spend all day looking for certain parts, but when I order parts for my own build, I'll see if anyone else wants to go in on a crate with me, and just hook up the parts at my cost.

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  • Luna92
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    Originally posted by boostdeliquent View Post
    The thought has crossed my mind but I'm not sure how tangible it is w/ the market where it is at, plus I just moved to FL and have no rep locally. If I decide to start importing engines again, I'll probably open a shop as well but for the mean time I'm playing the role of "Joe Tuner" and going back to college.
    oh thats cool, yea thats where im at in college. well i hope things great and keep up the good work.

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  • boostdelinquent
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    Originally posted by Luna92 View Post
    So you thinking about starting a shop?
    The thought has crossed my mind but I'm not sure how tangible it is w/ the market where it is at, plus I just moved to FL and have no rep locally. If I decide to start importing engines again, I'll probably open a shop as well but for the mean time I'm playing the role of "Joe Tuner" and going back to college.

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  • scudweiser
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    Originally posted by Granite CB7 View Post
    ^Yes it is possible to do, only diff. is you need to pressurize the cyl. to hold each valve up in position. This can be done w/ an air compressor or you can also feed some string or rope into the cyl. (when near BDC, then raise to TDC to compress) to fill the chamber. I will be doing my valve seals when I install my camshaft on my F22A6, head stays right where it is!
    yes, thank you, internet high five!

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  • Luna92
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    Originally posted by boostdeliquent View Post
    Harbor freight FTW. Granted the tools aren't name brand, they still come w/ lifetime replacement and do the job just fine for me. If I were to open up a tuning shop where I was using the tools all day every day, I would then drop the coin on some nice tools.
    oh no doubt i know what you mean. i wish i had my old bosses tool box! that thing had very thing to take a car a part and put it back together! so you thinking about starting a shop?

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  • jdm_inspired
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    Good write up. I will save this for when I do my camshafts.

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  • boostdelinquent
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    Originally posted by benjerman112 View Post
    when i took my head to the shop the used what looked like a spark plug socket and a hammer. no shit dude had all of them out in a couple min!
    That way does work pretty well until you go to try and find the keepers.

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  • benjerman112
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    when i took my head to the shop the used what looked like a spark plug socket and a hammer. no shit dude had all of them out in a couple min!

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