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    Posted: Aug/06/2018 at 3:51pm
Where can I buy a spring compressor that woks on a 1968 amx I tried 4 different kinds they do not work
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Amc vendor Galvin's should have the one's you need. I've bought 2 of them from them in the last year or so.
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It is more of a spring holder.  I bought a set from Gary (nickname is garyjav in the forum I believe).  You can search the forum for more info.  Here is a link to a site that explains things a little regarding spring removal.  Had to bring them to a local tire shop to compress the spring and remove the tool.

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thanks
is there anywhere I can buy one already made
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Gavin no longer has them
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Try checking with Kennedy American or American Parts Depot. If not them, try contacting that Garyjav guy.
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Originally posted by dcshay dcshay wrote:

Gavin no longer has them

I,m in the process of placing an order now with Galvin's. Their website shows the spring compressor tool still available at $56.00, part # 10002. As stated it is a coil spring holder after using the weight of the car or an arbor press to compress the spring. 
The most powerful tool is the question.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote farna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/08/2018 at 7:25am
You can also use the weight of the car to compress the spring. Put the spring under the jacked up car, right where the "frame" bends up at the front floor board. There is a flat area there. Then let the car down on the spring. Only works with engine and trans in car, and that side tire off. As long as the spring is on a flat spot on the floor and flat under the car you're good to go. I have done this many times. In the unlikely even the spring did get loose it will be low on the floor/under the car where it will do the least damage.
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dcshay,
  I have a set of the AMC trunnion style spring retainers that I lend to any Forum member who requests them. Send me your mailing address, I'll send you the spring retainers, when you're done, send them back. They fit in a USPS medium flat rate box, currently less than $15. That's it. If you need info on how to use them, PM me and I'll send specific instructions. I (and several other Forum members) have used these tools on numerous Javelins, AMX's and Americans with no problems. Let me know what you need.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dcshay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/10/2018 at 9:43am
I would really like that
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Stephen Shay
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new milford ct 06776
let me know where to send you the money. also I might need instruction on using them. also there is no engine in the car can I still use them? there is no weight at the front
thanks
dcshay@aol.com
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