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Old 12-08-2011, 08:23 PM
jarhed1964 jarhed1964 is offline
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Originally Posted by bobdmac View Post
It does in fact increase the spring tension by effectively increasing the pre-load on the spring, but I don't remember the exact reason. I remember hearing the guy talking with Alex about it when he picked up the heads, but I don't remember the rationale.

As for the machine shop, Alex took the heads, with the cams and valves stripped out, and with every part carefully identified by its cylinder number, to the shop. He re-installed everything. You might look through the thread, which has a lot of info and photos.

In looking for a shop, I think your best bet would be to find a place that does a lot of race and performance car preparation.

Yeah, I'm reading the entire thread right now.

The shop I used for the compression test/cleaning/cutting is the shop that does the engines for the dealer here in Charlotte. I'll ask him, but if not there are plenty more around.
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