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DRR Sportsman
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Need one for roller valve springs.
Used to be stuff like that in the back of National Dragster advertised.
Any recommendations?
 
Posts: 616 | Location: Bucks Co Pa | Registered: January 23, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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If you have shaft rockers the LSM works well.
 
Posts: 273 | Location: up on the wheel | Registered: March 06, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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If you're doing them off the motor the LSM tool is what you want to buy, pricey but worth every penny.
 
Posts: 358 | Location: nw ohio | Registered: November 20, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
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If you’re cheap, the Proform (and others) valve spring compressors will work- but be warned, the handle don’t lock down with the spring compressed and if you turn loose, it’ll get interesting very fast!!
A Regis air powered compressor works good, but pricey.
If you’re not very familiar with working with a valve spring compressor the LSM is probably the best choice.
 
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DRR S/Pro
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What engine/rockers? Head on or head off?


272" Spitzer
Rolla Competition Engines 540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.70@199


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Posts: 2492 | Location: Yes | Registered: July 08, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
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I'm not big into spending a lot of money on tools, but I have the LSM spring compressor and it makes the job very easy.


Tony Leonard
 
Posts: 2450 | Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN | Registered: March 18, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
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I have LSM for both on and off the block, very nice tools and worth the money. I believe both Jegs and Summit sell them
 
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Originally posted by Big Steve:
I have LSM for both on and off the block, very nice tools and worth the money. I believe both Jegs and Summit sell them


Ditto...……….


272" Spitzer
Rolla Competition Engines 540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.70@199


www.ftiperformance.com

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ


 
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DRR Sportsman
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Bench work, v8 heads. Pro form needs repair
 
Posts: 616 | Location: Bucks Co Pa | Registered: January 23, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/lsm-sc-2000


272" Spitzer
Rolla Competition Engines 540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.70@199


www.ftiperformance.com

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ


 
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DRR Sportsman
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I have the blue proform and has served me well. LSM looks nice but for as little use that it gets I wouldn't be able to justify the cost.

What needs repair on your proform? Not much to it. I would fix it before buying a new one.


Cool
 
Posts: 158 | Location: Atco NJ | Registered: March 14, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
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I have the LSM on-engine one for shaft rockers. Even when I do the springs with the heads off the engine I use it. I have two h0les drilled in my bench to bolt the head down. I have used the air-operated compressors, nice, but I won't buy one since I rarely do this type of thing.
 
Posts: 1629 | Location: South River, NJ | Registered: June 19, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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The overclamp doesn't sit on the valve head correctly so when collapsed the retainer is not centered on the stem.
Repair that with my bench vise. A better solution will be in the works

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Posts: 616 | Location: Bucks Co Pa | Registered: January 23, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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LSM, Love it - wish I got one years ago. > not a paid endorsement! cost sucks but?
 
Posts: 194 | Location: Windsor locks Ct. | Registered: November 25, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
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A friend recommended Buxton, anybody use one of those?


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Posts: 4568 | Location: stuck in the middle with you! | Registered: March 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
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The Buxton stuff looks really nice but that’s big bucks, $650.

I have the LSM on head tester and chenger like Richie. Nice stuff. About $400 for both.
 
Posts: 111 | Location: Upstate NY | Registered: July 02, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
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I haven’t used there spring compressor but they do make very nice stuff, I have there tire guage and spring pressure tool....


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Originally posted by 183N:
The Buxton stuff looks really nice but that’s big bucks, $650.

I have the LSM on head tester and chenger like Richie. Nice stuff. About $400 for both.
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DRR Sportsman
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If you or anyone you know is going to PRI they have specials there for a few bucks off that's where I bought mine last year.
 
Posts: 358 | Location: nw ohio | Registered: November 20, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
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Originally posted by HR3377:
If you or anyone you know is going to PRI they have specials there for a few bucks off that's where I bought mine last year.


And if you only come with carry on you will have to check the carry on with tools in it, and some airlines charge for checked baggage so there goes your great buy.......
 
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DRR Sportsman
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Originally posted by Cashflow:
A friend recommended Buxton, anybody use one of those?


We also use Buxton. It can be dial to be right on accurate and is. We also have a LSM that works, but no where near the accuracy. You can actually dial the Buxton to match a bench compressor.



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