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Offline coolford

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Vintage valve spring compressors
« on: November 23, 2019, 02:46:53 PM »
I had these out because I,m going to give a talk about them to our local car club.  These have never been something I really intended to collect, but the collection has reached 37.  All shown are different although some appear similar.  I picked up a box lot of them at the recent MVWC auction in Troy for $5.00 and it contained eight that I didn't have.  Yes, I collect anything!!

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 03:16:37 PM »
Somebody needs to collect them,
cause they won't collect themselves!!!
That is a nice collection!!!
A bunch of pics (4200+) of tools and project in our shoppe
https://www.facebook.com/187845251266156/photos/?tab=albums

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 04:08:31 PM »
Somebody needs to collect them,
cause they won't collect themselves!!!
That is a nice collection!!!
I don't know...for some items, I'm convinced the tools find a quiet corner in which to gather and hide out, coming out only when the estate gets sold off.

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 06:06:31 PM »
I only have three anymore. A Craftsman C clamp style for modern overhead valve engines, one for inline flathead engines and a Perfect Handle model like yours for Ford flathead V8's. I do need to buy one for working on small engines like Briggs and Stratton, Clinton and other flatheads.

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 09:06:09 PM »
nov371 by Skip Albright, on Flickr


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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 08:04:53 AM »
Do you have the "valve tools XTRA" I did for the MVWC Newsletter a couple years back?  & did that box include the 5-z-319  Model T "service tool" valve spring compressor?  I took pictures of that one & it will be in the Dec. Newsletter .  As far as collectors, Jim Keats had a sizeable collection displayed a decade or so ago at a fall MVWC meet in Baraboo, WI .   Some of the valve tools patents are in DATAMP.

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 02:53:36 PM »
Skip--That one is different, have never seen it.

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 02:55:45 PM »
I do have the valve tools extra you printed several years ago.  And, Yes, the box did contain the 5-z-319 Model T service tool.

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 05:38:05 PM »
Very nice collection coolford!  I have nothing at all like those, so once again, I’m just a spectator in this thread. I will say however, you really are a collector of everything! 

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 06:22:14 PM »
Is the valve tools extra available anywhere?

on line?

in print form?

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2019, 08:44:33 PM »
Foe sure …. more that one way to skin a cat.  I like the one with the hook and chain, should work great on a flat head like my Model A .

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Re: Vintage valve spring compressors
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2019, 10:47:40 PM »
Is the valve tools extra available anywhere?

on line?

in print form?

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Is the valve tools extra available anywhere?
So far it only exists as a part of the 2016 MVWC Newsletter back file.  There have been quite a few other valve tool pieces scattered through the newsletter since then as well.  So it is more of a jumping off place than anything. 
If I get time later in December, I could scan the pages, convert the scans to .jpg & post them as an "album" in FLICKR -- that's what I did a few years ago with "Antique & Unusual Wrenche." & then dig out the other valve tools pieces that have been in the newsletter since & add them to that same "album."    Right now I'm trying to get the December MVWC Newsletter wrapped up, & have a couple local community related projects -- a service club annual soup dinner / supper being the biggest of those -- to keep me busy the next couple of weeks.

on line?

in print form?

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