Calvan 38900 Contents
DennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: The Calvan 38900 Ford spark plug thread repair kit has the tools needed to repair many 1996 and up SOHC 2-Valve 4.6, 5.4 and 6.8 Liter Ford engines. We identify all the components that make up this spark plug thread repair kit. This kit is used as a first time repair or for a second time repair when a different brand insert like Helicoil Save-A-Thread has failed. The thickness of the insert along with the large lip makes sealing up oversized holes possible, especially when parts store kits have failed and a repeat spark plug blowout has occurred. The repair is carried out right over the fender without the need to remove the cylinder head saving much time and expense. We also have these kits with 1 thru 10 inserts so our customers can purchase just the quantity of inserts they have in mind.
The 38900 is made by Horizon Tool Company and is labeled as several different brands including Snap On (Blue Point) Mac, Matco, CTA, Mountain, ATD and others. Prices vary greatly, but the kits are the same. Since the tooling as well as the inserts are the same we have many repair shops taking advantage of our bulk pricing on the replacement Calvan 389-100 inserts. A great savings compared to paying for the other tool brand “names”. Some recent customers have said that one label or another provides better taps or reamers. Simply not true. Since we’ve been selling these kits since 2006 we know the components are all the same. Yes, over the years the design of the components have varied slightly, but if comparing new tooling to new tooling, no matter which label, they are all the same.
So what’s in the Calvan 38900 kit?
• Core Drill Bit / Reamer 389-2000
• Thread Tap 389-3000
• Inserts/Sleeves 389-100