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looking for info on valve springs up or down

I know there was a discussion, in this forum I believe, in regards to which way to install springs, and not the beehive ones. I want to say Straub or steelcomp were involved, but i do not believe it was the main point of discussion. I have been searching with no luck. Can someone point me to that thread?


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I am running a Straub Hyd Roller with 200# double springs if you just want to answer the question, but I'd still like to re read that thread, i thought there was good info in there.

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Re: looking for info on valve springs up or down

try this one-
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/13-p...ctorial-5.html

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Re: looking for info on valve springs up or down

Casey,

I don't think it matters on most of the traditional valve springs that we would be using. There are some springs that are wound with a tighter spacing on the coils on one end, typically those go with the close wound coils to the bottom. I see them a lot on late model multi valve engines. I also think that there are some Big Block truck engines that use them.

But typically if the coils are all spaced the same it really should not matter.

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Also, when all else fails call the spring manufacturer !!

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I believe that was the one! Thank you!

Mr. Bill, I have been wearing Chris out! I think hes out of the office currently and I am getting antsy. I know he'd answer the question no problem, but I also wanted to reread that thread.

Thanks all for the help.

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Re: looking for info on valve springs up or down

Casey,

Which springs are they ? I cant imagine anything that Chris has that would need to go in one way or another.

That explains why he hasnt answered an e-mail I sent him a few days ago

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Which springs are they ? I cant imagine anything that Chris has that would need to go in one way or another.

That explains why he hasnt answered an e-mail I sent him a few days ago
I am not certain my configuration would see any benefit from the spring being up or down, but as steelcomp said in that thread, its the way he was taught and he runs with it.... (not word for word but you get the idea). More than anything I am trying to get in the good habit of things and as long as this build has taken me, a few extra minutes to set them all one way like the pros do won't hurt. I believe I have the 110-1583s... and I only say I believe because now I am doubting myself. Will check the receipt and report back on that.
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That was Scott who intalls springs with pointy end up Look at your spring you will see one end cut square one end cut at an angle / point. Any spring I buy from Straub are cut like that maybe all are ??

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