Garrett Jacobs Spring-Holding Tool
Instead of using J hooks to prevent the spring from
bowing, in the manner of my homemade unit and the Mac tool on which
it is based, Garretts design uses curved arms like the Kent-Moore (AMC)
tool. However, as in my design, the hooks that fit into the spring seat ears are spaced
farther apart than those on the AMC tool. This maintains less compression tension
on the springmuch safer, in my opinion!
Photo above slightly retouched for clarity
Garrett says he will make the tools with the hooks
9 apart for the American, etc., and
inches apart for the big cars (which have shorter coils). The cost is
$35 per set. You can contact Garrett at email@example.com.