On the leverage question, do a search for "bullpump"May 23 2012 at 12:03 AM
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Response to No, your right on with the "shearing" motion
for an idea of what's easily doable with simple tools.
With that much leverage, valve overheat and linkage bending becomes a serious issue...lever forces are almost TOO low, though the throw is quite long.