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How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 20, 2020 05:38AM

I'm going to remove some good Valves, Springs and Retainers from some heads.
I want to get the heads ready so I can send them off to Tom, once the restriction has been lifted.

How should I store the Valves, Springs and Retainers?

Thanks

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: June 20, 2020 06:15AM

When I sent my heads off to Tom they were complete minus the carb. studs and head temp. senders.

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 20, 2020 08:43AM

In a baggie with some oil. Not enough to leak when the baggie ruptures....

Have you asked Tom if he wants them disassembled?

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 20, 2020 09:59AM

Frank DuVal Wrote:
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> In a baggie with some oil. Not enough to leak when the baggie ruptures....
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> Have you asked Tom if he wants them disassembled?


YES - I did.. Because he puts in big valves there is no need to have the older stuff.

Plus it will help if only a little on saving some weight and shipping cost. Grin

However, I have to wait until the border restriction has b een lifted.
To ship them from Canada would cost me dearly and i rather put more of my funds into the heads themselves. Grin

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: June 20, 2020 10:42AM

I still have some old 1 lb coffee cans with lids for that stuff. More recently, plastic pickle or pretzel nugget jars with screw on lids. You can see whats in them as well.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
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2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: June 20, 2020 12:07PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> Frank DuVal Wrote:
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> > In a baggie with some oil. Not enough to leak when the baggie ruptures....
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> > Have you asked Tom if he wants them disassembled?
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> YES - I did.. Because he puts in big valves there is no need to have the older stuff.

I see. Somewhere I missed what h.p. heads you were sending.

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 21, 2020 09:16AM

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Ottawa
YES - I did.. Because he puts in big valves there is no need to have the older stuff.

Plus it will help if only a little on saving some weight and shipping cost. Grin

Sounds like a plan!smileys with beer

Shipping across the border adds a LOT to the price.angry smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: June 21, 2020 12:16PM

Did Tom tell you how long it will take to complete your heads?

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 21, 2020 12:26PM

BobV66Vair Wrote:
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> Did Tom tell you how long it will take to complete your heads?


No! Plus I'm not in a hurry as I still need to have the engine built.

And it would depend anyways on:

1. The order they arrive

2. His current work load at the given time mine do arrive and

3. What all he has to do to my heads.

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: June 21, 2020 12:51PM

Yes, understood. I am just trying to get some lead times for heads. I have a set I may need to get rebuilt. Looking for an expert in Corvair's. There is a machine shop near me but they lost their Corvair expert some time ago.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 21, 2020 02:55PM

BobV66Vair Wrote:
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> Yes, understood. I am just trying to get some lead times for heads. I have a set I may need to get rebuilt. Looking for an expert in Corvair's. There is a machine shop near me but they lost their Corvair expert some time ago.


I recommend that you ask the shop "itself" that you want to get work done.

FYI - Each job is different and the work load they have is different due to the time of season, how many employees they have the the list goes on.

In other words; what a shop quotes me might not be the same when you are ready to get work done.


Good luck,

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Re: How should I store some Valves, Springs and Retainers?
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: June 21, 2020 05:03PM

Put them in a baggie or sealed container.
Before you do, spray them with this stuff :
[www.amazon.com]

Awesome rust preventative.
Of course the valve springs should be tested, or if original, replaced.
Not a place to save money.
SBC 283 valve springs work just fine.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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