Well, I'll wait till the head is off to buy that tool. Or not. I work in a machine shop, and it should be easy enough to make one. Looking at it, I think there are simpler ways to hold the cams, but I gotta have the head & cams in front of me to figure out why they designed the tool that way. Hopefully my head is still flat and no cracks, that way I can keep the cams on and not have to get it resurfaced. What sucks is knowing we have machinery to do this at work, but they're not set up for precision work at such close tolerances like this.
Then there's the head bolt socket tool, which Pelican is charging 52 bucks for- nothing but a thin shaft Torx socket. Anyone know where I can rent or borrow one from?
Anyway, I still have to do compression & leak down tests to confirm my suspicions, maybe this weekend.