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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 09:40 PM
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there is a wealth of knowledge to be had here for no charge and this thread is no exception.

for me, a family man that makes only $60,000 a year (from my job) excluding side hustles, spending ~$20,000 just for a motor is a big deal. it behooves me to take all these nuggets and precautions neccessary to have a worth while program.

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Winter 2008: Bump to a noteworthy thread for those of you that should perform some Off Season Maintenance.

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The PM is so true. My brother runs an AMC and uses a System 1 oil filter. After a weekend inspection we seen what looked like some bearing material. Pulled engine and tore apart. Sure enough thrust bearing was cut on a little. We ended making a thicker mid plate because of the load on the back of the crank. The good PM saved the engine. Only put in new bearings and the mid plate,,, problem solved.

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I WANT one of those Buxton spring testers! I wonder if I can adjust the length of the rod connecting to the T-handle so it clears my marine headers when I apply force?
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can some one put up new links as to the spring tester we need?i tryed the old links and nothing came up or was unavalable.

maybe i found it....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Profo...spagenameZWD1V
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anyone have those charts or forms the can email me ----

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can some one put up new links as to the spring tester we need?i tryed the old links and nothing came up or was unavalable.

maybe i found it....

htthttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Proform-67597-Valve-Spring-Pressure-Tester-JEGS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118QQcateg oryZ46093QQihZ008QQitemZ180192886528QQrdZ1QQsspage nameZWD1V
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Guys,

Brad Buxton is one of our local boys. I invited him to be a quest speaker at our recent Winter Tech Seminar and talk about valve springs. He was planning to come, however the flu bug is going around, his wife and kids got it first and then he was sick Saturday, so he didn't make it.

Brad used to build NHRA Pro Stock engines, but when that team closed the doors, he started making all of these valve spring testers and etc. Probally each Pro Stock team out there, has his testers. Most likely two of them. A bench mount in the shop, and the on engine tester in the trailer.

His testers are certainly high end products. You can buy them direct from Brad, or you can buy them from me. We're friends and go back a ways and he sorta' made me a dealer. Either way the price is the same, but if I can help you, I'm more than willing.

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Brad saw my headers and thought it may not be possible :?

He is working on a new tester as we speak. hopefully it will help. I suggested a longer rod from the handle to the base under the gauge.

Charlie, I took the liberty of reposting your original post on Offshoreonly.com
in the technical section as it answers so many questions asked over there as well , I hope that is OK

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...36#post2394436
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I have the Buxton tester and spring changer both for our C-heads. Definatley a top quality peice, something that you can not do with out.

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Bump for the new members.

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I'm not new, but this post is a Gem! Thanks for digging it up, Dave, and feel free to dig up more good'uns.

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wow! that was a great bump. I had never seen this thread. very valuable info.

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very valuable info.
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