Time to take the valves out of the Packard PT boat engine.
A block of wood held the valves in place while the springs were compressed and the keepers removed.
Not fancy, but it worked well.
The homemade spring compressor worked like a charm.
Like proud parents showing off the new baby. (The first valve)
All the valves looked good. They had very light pitting on the seats.
All the springs on a wire resembled sausage links