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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #210 on: November 03, 2019, 11:10:54 PM »
keep up the good work.
Yes valve seals can make a huge difference, especially if yours were loose or letting oil get by. (ask me how I know..lol)
The right tool makes it easy process. should be done pretty quick. Maybe have it back on the road before snow?
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #211 on: November 03, 2019, 11:46:44 PM »
2x
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #212 on: November 04, 2019, 06:44:29 AM »
keep up the good work.
Yes valve seals can make a huge difference, especially if yours were loose or letting oil get by. (ask me how I know..lol)
The right tool makes it easy process. should be done pretty quick. Maybe have it back on the road before snow?
Thanks my friends!
Hopefully you are right but I will use the long winter here in Sweden to work properly on it.  :P
Just realized that I have to take the wiper engine away to get acces for the valve compression tool.....  >:(
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #213 on: November 10, 2019, 05:46:43 PM »
Got my valve holder thing home the other day but I couldn´t use it because the threads are too short to reach the spark plug hole...I had to go with the old school trick with a small rope or electric cable instead and it worked just fine! :)



Cylinder 1 is done and no 6 is the next to go before I turn the engine 90 degrees and do the next in pair.
I will take my time with this and it´s so nice to work on my Camaro at home instead of working on my 1971 Chris Craft XK-19 that's in a cold boat shed 9 miles from home!  8)

To be continued in a slow pace...
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #214 on: December 05, 2019, 10:23:44 PM »
I finally got the last seal in place, this was a job that took a while but it was quite fun when you're not in a hurry.! :)

I had to change to another, and extremly serious, valve compression tool from LSM Racing Products.
This was because the lack of space for the other tool when trying to remove the spring for the intake valve of cyl no 7. :(

I also needed to take the the lid of the wiper motor as well to gain those extra space for the new tool.


But this spring compression tool worked lika a charm and was extremly simple and safe to use and of course made in USA! ;)




Now it´s time for my back to rest and I will continue next time with valve adjustments and my goal is to have that part done before X-mas! :P
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #215 on: December 06, 2019, 12:07:52 AM »
A nice addition to anyone's toy,err, tool box.
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #216 on: December 06, 2019, 06:37:04 AM »
A nice addition to anyone's toy,err, tool box.
Yuup but in my case as a poor Camaro-owner, a borrowed item!  ;D
It’s like $ 210 in US but smooth like warm butter to use.... ;)
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Hakan from Sweden
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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #217 on: December 06, 2019, 03:04:25 PM »
I use a much simpler (and cheaper) tool and method:
1) an 'air fitting' that screws into the spark plug hole (uses air pressure to hold the valve UP), and
2) a steel 'lever' tool that bolts down to the rocker stud and allows use of leverage to compress the spring so the retainer and keepers can be removed (and/or installed).

Worked for me each time I've had to use it (although the last time was LONG ago).. :)

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Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Reply #218 on: December 06, 2019, 07:28:10 PM »
As I wrote above I couldn't use the air fitting, it didn't fit my heads specially when the manifolds are mounted so I had to go with the old school way with a cable inserted in the plug hole.
I also used two different tools if you read a couple of posts back and this last one was absolute must to reach no 7 valves when the engine still is in the car.... ::)

This worked perfect for me and cot nothing cause I lended the tools!  ;D
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Hakan from Sweden
1969 Camaro X44, hugger orange, 427 ZL-1 tribute, TH350, 4:10 12 bolt Posi, RPO Z87, black/white houndstooth, 14" steel wheels & dog dish, 02D built
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