Over the years, I`ve been accumulating (collecting) valve removal tools---heres one I`ve just used on a `22 engine rebuild which works very well--it a K-D Mfg. Co. #395. Might be common? I`ve got some real "oddballs" too.Its fun to try them occasionally... Paul
I have that tool too.
It's readily available as a #383 because KD didn't screw around "improving" it.......
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=opera&rls=en&q=kd+383+valve+spring +compressor&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=5748720583705355 508&sa=X&ei=3I7iTvaYDMnW0QH66Mn6BQ&ved=0CF8Q8wIwAQ
I have the same one. Dad paid for the house we grew up in with it.
That basic design is rather common among tool manufacturers because of it's adaptability. It works well on alot of flat head engines and on overhead valve engines with the valves in the cyl. head.
My current favorite valve spring tool for the T..
Another fun old one that works pretty well...
This old one looked great, but didn't work to well on the T.....