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Score! Picked up valve equipment

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by orphanautomill, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. orphanautomill
    Joined: Jun 21, 2010
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    My good ole dad hooked me up with some of his equipment that he doesn't use anymore. Score, Thanks dad !

    Thor Seat grinder set

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    Sioux valve grinder

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  3. Deuces
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    That valve grinder is a classic. You plan on restoring it???
     
  4. Does anyone use that stuff much anymore? I got a shock at a state surplus auction last summer when the same machines that I learned valve work on at college, were there on pallets to be auctioned off. They brought fairly decent money, though.
     
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  5. seems like i don't use mine for a couple years and then get a "run" of valve work. i would guess modern car repair shops wouldn't bother.
     
  6. orphanautomill
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    I plan to restore it someday. Mechanically is is tight and a very good machine, a good cleaning goes a long way.
     
  7. orphanautomill
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    I can only think of 3 or 4 times we've ever used it, but it is handy and saves farming it out. I mess mostly with old Hudson in line engines, and it works great.

    As far as value, I looked on @bay and these things seem to hold their value. It doesn't matter to me, its great functional garage art.
     
  8. i just did the valves on a '41 hudson, mice had built a nest in the exhaust manifold. played wack-a-valve just to get them loose enough to remove.
     
  9. orphanautomill
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    The last time I used this was a 46 Hudson 8. The exhaust manifold was packed with acorns and nesting crap. Knocked out the stuck valves and cleaned them up, incredibly smooth running engine.
     
  10. nocoastsaint
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    Where does one find replacement stones for those?
     
  11. burnout2614
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    I got my last stones from Goodson. A good engine parts warehouse should be able to get them. peace
     
  12. orphanautomill
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    Dad hooked me up with some more goodies... Here is a spring tester, before and after a 1 hour "resto". Still need new glass for the gage

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    Getting ready to do a valve job soon on a straight 8, so gotta get this stuff in order :)
     

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