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Old 03-01-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Great write up, just one thing to offer if i could like to take my blow gun (compressed air) and blow the plug bore out before removing the plug.
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Great write up, just one thing to offer if i could like to take my blow gun (compressed air) and blow the plug bore out before removing the plug.
I actually did do this as well and totally forgot to mention it. I've got a super high power electric blower that I use for cleaning my computers out but it doubles great as a spark plug bore blower outer. Editing it in meow. Thanks for the good catch.
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Nicely done Scotty.

Did mine last year, and would like to offer up the tip to those that do not have compressor or blower, grab a straw, lean in and close ur eyes lol.

Anyways, kudos man
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Nicely done Scotty.

Did mine last year, and would like to offer up the tip to those that do not have compressor or blower, grab a straw, lean in and close ur eyes lol.

Anyways, kudos man
Lol that could work. Or just go buy a can of compressed air.
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Real nice job should be a sticky
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Great write up. I've always got a few cans of compressed air lying around, and they're cheap enough to pick up with your tune up supplies anyways.
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Not to beat this subject to no end but, seeing the image of the 1/4 turn method reminded me of the days of dual point distributors we use to do what we called indexing plugs. we would mark the open end of the electrode on the plug and count the turns so that the open end was pointing towards the center of the cylinder. The theory was to try not to block the spark, IDK if it really did anything or not but it was fun to think we were doing something that nobody else was doing. 1970 fastback, stock 351C, Automatic.
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I've heard of indexing the plugs too. If someone wants to do that looking down the bore of a OHC head be my guest lol.

I DID find out from the PO of the car that the wires were about 10 years old tho lol. Wtf... anyway its all good now and I can safely say that yeah, I was down on power due to the corroded connector on #1 and probably just overall from the old *** wires. Although the 764s had only 6 or 7k miles on them.
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Beautiful write up here Scotty. Already did mine about a month ago using some of your advice, especially not using my "calibrated elbow" coming from a 302 engine. Nice job.
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