To help racers efficiently perform a variety of important tasks, T&D offers a wide selection of specialty tools; including those developed by Larry Tores and the engineering staff at T&D.
UNIVERSAL ENGINE BLUEPRINTING KIT
A “must” for any serious engine builder (and currently employed by many highly respected professionals) T&D’s blueprinting kit can be likened to a Swiss Army knife —given its versatility! Some of the critical measurements you can obtain include:
• Compression height
• Piston-to-deck clearance
• Camshaft lift
• Pushrod length
• Connecting rod length
• Deck height
• Crankshaft stroke
The kit comes in a sturdy carrying case and includes a dial indicator, fixtures, set-up gages, bolts and comprehensive instructions. Combine this kit with some other common tools —like a degree wheel, calipers, micrometer and bore gauges and you can completely precision blueprint an engine at a fraction of the cost of expensive dedicated devices.
PINION DEPTH CHECKER
Optimum gear life and maximum operating efficiency can be obtained through use of T&D’s innovative Pinion Depth Checker to set the correct contact pattern. Reduced friction translates to improved performance.
T&D offers two versions of this kit. The “Standard” kit is designed for use with GM 10-bolt and 12-bolt rear ends, as well as the Dana “60.”
A “DeLuxe” version lets you set up virtually every rear end used in motorsports (including nostalgia/vintage applications). This includes everything the Standard kit does plus; Ford 8, 8.8 and 9”, GM 9.5/10.5” 14-bolt, Mopar 8-3/4”, Dana 30-70 and early GM (Buick, Olds, Pontiac).
12-POSITION SPRING COMPRESSOR
Not a “universal” tool, T&D’s valve spring compressors are made for over a dozen specific applications and facilitate quickly inspecting and changing springs. A unique 12-position head allows the compressor to be used from most any angle (to clear a tall manifold, blower, firewall, etc.) and provide ample leverage.
SCREW-TYPE SPRING COMPRESSOR
Designed for use in tight quarters, this compact valve spring compressor employs a large diameter Acme screw to apply pressure.
Cylinder head specific, it’s adjustable for various valve angles.
HYDRAULIC SPRING CHECKER
This unique device provides fast, accurate valve spring pressure readings without the need to remove the rocker arm or spring from the head. It can be used with virtually any rocker arm setup (stock, stud-mount, shaft, etc.) and can be calibrated to match your bench-type spring pressure tester.
VALVE LASH ADJUSTING TORQUE WRENCH
Ensure precise valve lash settings through this unique device, which facilitates applying the proper preload to the rocker arm jam nut (insufficient pressure will allow loosening while too much can cause fastener, adjuster or rocker arm body failure).
2-IN-1 VALVE LASH WRENCH
Accurately setting valve lash is made easier through use of T&D’s 2-in-1 wrench, which takes care of the adjuster and jam nut, —freeing up one hand for the feeler gauge. Designed specifically for T&D rocker arms.
SNAP RING PLIERS
Use what the technicians at T&D employ to assemble our products. They snugly fit the snap rings we use, are terrific in quality and very reasonable in price.