Originally Posted by BlownBuick
Oh, so I was overlooking something easy. Compressed air. Duh, I have a compress and a compression tester set with the right adapters to get the job done. That makes me feel a lot better. I should really try thinking sometimes.
Maybe if I get the engine at TDC then add the air pressure it won't more off TDC and I'll have twice the protection, but I doubt that would work too well with my luck, although I know it'* possible.
Thanks for the link, Danthurs. It helps. You didn't mention how you held the valves up, but then i saw the air hose and the cylinder adapter in the fourth picture
Now I feel good about the whole thing. I hate to rush into something and then screw up big time.
Thanks for the help everyone.
It really wont mater where you have teh piston, once you add air it will drop to BDC. Just push down on teh valve a bit after you compress teh spring, but have not removed the keepers. Also be carefull after springs are removed.