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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:38:09 AM

1951 flathead v8 valve reinstall

3 months ago
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When I last worked on one of these old motors (1962),I had a neat set of magnetic pliers that held the valve spring keepers.That tool has somehow disappeared over the ensuing years. Now retired I am building furniture and restoring shoebox Fords.
1951 Victoria fordomatic done
1950 four door custom done
1951 club coupe in progress
I'm rebuilding the engine in my shop and am having a hard time reinstalling the valves. My fingers are too fat and manual dexterity has declined so without those neat magnetic pliers I'm stalled. Does anyone know where I can find a pair of these pliers or a suggestion of how to install these little keepers ,I'm open to suggestions
3 months ago
#2352 Quote
you might shape a cloths pin to do the job with grease
3 months ago
#2353 Quote
Thanks Gary. I will try that