Hard part was getting the valve stem seals on the exhaust valve guides. That isn't normally that hard (most slide on by hand) but these were metal with a teflon coating (I think) and were a dick and a half to get on.

A normal compressor doesn't fit inside the intake tappet bore, so using some epic strength, a Nike Dunk Mid, and a special Alfa valve spring compressor, I got the springs installed in like 15 minutes. Not bad.

Need to set valve lash (shims...grrr) and then heads will go on the block this weekend. Then Alfa sounds. Mmm.

Not the best photos tonight, but before springs:


The compressor:


Bonus: Pumpkin the hedgehog: