That is damage from your spring compressor more then likely....What is happening here? Damage from the valve spring compressor? Chrome coming off?
There are no marks on the inner spring or the retainer.
It's .880 down from the valve tip.
and .670 up from the guide
.635 cam lift
Ok thanks. That's what I was afraid of. I just thought the edges of the gash would be more straight, I've been using a stud mounted compressor .... but I cant imagine anything else that would do that. More careful......more, more careful. I am dumb! ;-)That is damage from your spring compressor more then likely....
It's not the chrome peeling....
Get a better compressor or be more careful with the one you got.
Nice piece, looks like it would be hard to turn, but i guess they figured that out. I've had that old Moroso, or whatever it is, for 20 years and it is low enough to fit on the back cylinders where the hood is close and the wiper motor is hanging out.Some of the best tools I've ever used. Worth every penny.....
I have one and I agree 100%-Love it! Very easy to compress the springs and no more flying valve locks.Some of the best tools I've ever used. Worth every penny.....
I think I'd go for the speed handle. Either way, it looks no harder to turn than any bolt on the engine itself.
Thanks for your input, I'll have to try and simulate this again. I was thinking it might have happened when the spring was not in place and the compressor somehow contacted the valve.Yep.
That’s where his remark of “no marks on the retainer” was throwing me off & I was reading that the compressor was making the mark, which I couldn’t fathom happening.