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Classic Auto and Motorcycle Tools => Classic Auto and Motorcycle Tools => Topic started by: lptools on May 30, 2018, 06:07:21 PM

Title: Mapson's Perfection Valve Lifter
Post by: lptools on May 30, 2018, 06:07:21 PM
Hello, This is the first one of these that I have come across. Mapson's Perfection Valve Lifter, Patent No. 1222229. For some unknown reason, former owner brazed an actual valve to the working end!!!!  Overall length is 26". Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Mapson's Perfection Valve Lifter
Post by: turnnut on May 30, 2018, 06:17:20 PM
 do you think that he was using it for some type of clamp ???
Title: Re: Mapson's Perfection Valve Lifter
Post by: lptools on May 30, 2018, 06:22:27 PM
Hello, Frank. I was thinking the same thing!! Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Mapson's Perfection Valve Lifter
Post by: bill300d on May 30, 2018, 06:35:38 PM
I'd hazard a guess that there was a foot of some sort there at one time and it broke off and the po thought that part of a valve would work as a foot.
Title: Re: Mapson's Perfection Valve Lifter
Post by: amecks on May 31, 2018, 10:30:19 AM
Possibly the valve was used to close the gap so it could be used on smaller engines.  I have modified a large valve spring compressor in that way.
Title: Re: Mapson's Perfection Valve Lifter
Post by: bill300d on May 31, 2018, 02:24:03 PM
That seems even more likely amecks
Title: Re: Mapson's Perfection Valve Lifter
Post by: lptools on June 01, 2018, 04:36:53 AM
Hello, Guys. Thanks for the info, Lou