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Moog upper control arm
#11
I guess when most are in that deep they usually pull the whole front suspension apart and do a rebuild.
The springs do have a pretty hefty pre load on them.
I cautioned to not use air impact because I know someone that was having issues keeping the clamp fingers spaced correct and had ran the screw up and down several times. The threads seized up and spun the fingers when he was taking the compressor out and the spring flew out hit pavement and bounced over 300 feet over the building and landed in a field. Would have killed him if it hit him.
I put a piece of plywood over when I am taking the tool off the springs when not going back in.
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#12
When using the spring compressor, take a few minutes and install some small hose clamps on the upward side of the coil wire once you have the fingers positioned. They will prevent the compressor fingers from sliding.
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+1 on David's recommendation to NOT use an impact wrench on spring compressors. I don't like using them on gear pullers or engine hoist equalizers/tilters, either.

I prefer the this type of spring compressor:
http://dazecars.com/dazed/spring.html



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(06-11-2018, 10:55 AM)Don C Wrote: +1 on David's recommendation to NOT use an impact wrench on spring compressors. I don't like using them on gear pullers or engine hoist equalizers/tilters, either.

I prefer the this type of spring compressor:
http://dazecars.com/dazed/spring.html

I have that one as well. Works great.

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(06-11-2018, 11:00 AM)73pony Wrote:
(06-11-2018, 10:55 AM)Don C Wrote: +1 on David's recommendation to NOT use an impact wrench on spring compressors. I don't like using them on gear pullers or engine hoist equalizers/tilters, either.

I prefer the this type of spring compressor:
http://dazecars.com/dazed/spring.html

I have that one as well. Works great.
I rebuilt my '72 front end as well, everything but the drag link. I have a spring compressor hanging in my garage that if I EVER use again will be too soon. Mine was an internal one, bought new, with the fingers used on the inside. Nothing like sitting in the wheel well with the spring compressed and inches from your head, and you are trying to get it set in, then needing a couple more turns to get that last fraction inch of compression.
I only bring this up because I remember the "fun" I had and all the videos I watched. Good job!
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