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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: New Toy Reply with quote

Finally got myself a real spring checker. Now I just need to learn how to use it. Razz


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corey,
Nice!!!! Everyone would laugh at my old Rimac that is still within 2 lbs. of a check spring.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Toy Reply with quote

Thats one thing I still have to get is a checking spring but I should be alright without for a while.

af2 how often do you check your Rimac? Every time you use it, once a year? Never had one before so any tips would be awesome.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Valve tester Reply with quote

This would be nice to have. They make a package that interfaces with a Rimac tester. Very Happy

http://performancetrends.com/Valve_Spring_Tester.htm#Spring%20Tester

I suppose I should use what I have before I spend more money.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Toy Reply with quote

Blown65 wrote:
Thats one thing I still have to get is a checking spring
af2 how often do you check your Rimac?
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Every time I need a real## or on new springs. You would shyt at the amount cheap springs are off. A set of E-bay bought springs were not in the ballpark(-20#) from advertised. (that was 135# springs that had from 105# to 125#) I Got my money back and won't buy from that Know it all again!
If I am comparing used springs, I really don't care, as long as they are close.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Valve tester Reply with quote

Blown65 wrote:
This would be nice to have. They make a package that interfaces with a Rimac tester. Very Happy

http://performancetrends.com/Valve_Spring_Tester.htm#Spring%20Tester

I suppose I should use what I have before I spend more money.

Corey


What you have is good because you can adjust without calling Smoke to reprogram the thing. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that I have either, but hands down, I'd stick with what you have. Force is force, no matter if it is measured mechanically or electronically. I use a mechanical / hydraulic checker I made, so I'm not even as nice as what you have now. One day though......Clay
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:14 am    Post subject: New Toy Reply with quote

I was playing with the Rimac last night and I now agree. I probably never get anything more "fancy" the Rimac is beautiful in it simplicity. Smile


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: New Toy Reply with quote

af2, one thing I will ask, when I'm testing, I zero the dial and make a test. When I release the pressure the needle doesn't go right back to zero, if I give the glass a light tap it zero's. However, even when the dial doesn't start at zero for the next test, my pressures are equal. I'm thinking, as long as the final pressures are equal through the tests, not zeroing between tests is not a problem.

Would this thinking be correct or should I figure out why the dial isn't returning? Being a new tester would it be just a little tight and it will loosen up with use?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: New Toy Reply with quote

Blown65 wrote:
af2, one thing I will ask, when I'm testing, I zero the dial and make a test. When I release the pressure the needle doesn't go right back to zero, if I give the glass a light tap it zero's. However, even when the dial doesn't start at zero for the next test, my pressures are equal. I'm thinking, as long as the final pressures are equal through the tests, not zeroing between tests is not a problem.

Would this thinking be correct or should I figure out why the dial isn't returning? Being a new tester would it be just a little tight and it will loosen up with use?


Corey


That is funny!
I thought it was because of the age of mine was the reason it doesn't zero but has back to back#'s. The one I use was new in the mid 60's (pop's bought it new).
Get a checker spring to make sure on yours.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: New Toy Reply with quote

Ordered a couple of check spring earlier today.


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