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Did you ever try assembling your cylinderheads with an ondinary valve-spring compressor?
You always seem to need 3 hands to operate the tool, hold the cylinderhead and remove the clips.
Usually this results in damaged parts and clips that fly through your garage,
and land in the middle of a big pile of scrap-iron....


I solved this problem by building my own valve-spring compressor from the same
pile of scrap iron, using amongst other things parts of an old vice-grip.
I can now compress the valve spring using one finger, go for a beer,
and then with a little magnet remove the clips!
I can also use this tool to measure "travel to coilbind" when installing hot camshafts.
The whole thing costed me absolutely nothing to build and has worked perfectly for the last 9 years.