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    Old New Member

    I am attempting to post 3 Pics. of a tool that was produced by Sunnen Products Company. I think it was used for some kind of valve work either installation or removal not sure. Hoping someone in the forum knows or maybe has used it.


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    Hi vaughn45 - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    Nice first post! We love a tool mystery. I'm going to put this post in our newsletter so everyone can take a look.

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    looks like a valve spring compressor,most likely for a flat head.

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    It IS a valve spring compressor

    Quote Originally Posted by tom63 View Post
    looks like a valve spring compressor,most likely for a flat head.
    Yup - That's what it is. Last time I used one like that was 1960 something.

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    It is used for removing/installing valve spring keepers. The spring is compressed, the washer is placed over the spring and onto the valve stem, grease is applied to the keepers to hold them in place, and they are placed around the valve stem with this tool. The spring is released, locking the keepers around the stem by the washer.I still use mine when things are a little hard to get at with just my fingers!

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    OOOOOOH, I wanted to say that. Yes valve spring removal tool.

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    You know, these "mystery tool" discussions that we see on this forum, and many others, are supposed to be long! Everyone puts in their best guess, nobody really knows for sure, and it often just still ends up a mystery.

    On this forum, mystery tools don't stand a chance!

    Nice work gentlemen

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    I just opened my email to see the picture of the mystery tool. Even though I couldn't see a very big view, I suspected I knew right away what it was. I checked in here and see that valve keeper tool has already been said. I still have 1 or 2 of them, though I don't use them so much anymore.
    I have a few types of specialty valtrain tools, like flathead spring compressor, and smaller engine flathead spring compressor, and a couple more I can't recall. Also some specific-make tools for valve adjustment.

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    Its a thingamajig for a watchamacallit

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