great section. way overdue...
so many people ******* up their builds because of lack of correct information or too much contradicting info about what should be done.
I think a sticky about affordable tools and where to get them(brand model store quality price) and what tools you need for different builds
like for example the valve master tool ValveMaster valve spring compressor 4 valve heads
a lot of mechanics use it but its not well known for most people I just found it about 2 years ago and its a damn time saver. I used it on 75lb springs with some elbow grease but for stock rebuilds its great. if I knew it before it would save me a lot of time when I made the stupid clamp and brass fitting DIY tool from harbor freight
took me about 45 minutes to install springs vs. less than 5 minutes to install springs with valve master tool.