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This is a discussion on ****ing #8 Spark Plug!!! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Firebirdjones Really? I've been a bodybuilder/powerlifter for 30 years, I'm only 5'4" and weigh over 200 lbs., ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Really? I've been a bodybuilder/powerlifter for 30 years, I'm only 5'4" and weigh over 200 lbs., so I'm no little pup
    I can squeeze my arm in there, albiet not comfortable, but it keeps me from removing things that add time and aggravation.

    I do use a lift however, so it's easier to wiggle my arm up there when standing on my feet,,,,, I can do all 8 plugs in 30 minutes with a beer break in between
    i agree, did mine from the bottom with this snapon.jpg one handed , put the socket on the plug , put the ratchet on the socket , and start turning . this ratchet made by snap on , and is hands down the best spark plug ratchet iv ever used . in my day, we were a tune up shop and changed millions of plugs and some of the transverse 6 cylinder motors of the late 80 and early 90s were brutal ( the back plugs ) its a 3/8 drive ( you really shouldn't need more than that on a plug in an aluminum head !) fine ratchet , 360* rotating head and long handle for torque . # snap on F748 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    I did the plugs with the longtubes,but when I upgraded the wires I got the wife to put on no.8 wire.she was thrilled to "work" on her car.

    The old timers at the Ford dealership I used to work at said the 428 cobra jet and boss 429 mustangs had to have the engines pulled to access plugs.
    I have a 69 428 SCJ mustang, and the plugs aren't fun, but I can do it without removing the engine.
    The V8 Monza however, I had to jack up the driver side of the engine to do that row of plugs. Pain in the rump.

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    i think that is just plain stupid if youd have to remove the motor to get to the plugs. what a pita

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    Apparently, I was in need of a change: ever since the change, she drives a lot better. Acceleration is much more consistent and the operation of the engine feels... more crisp, more urgent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    i think that is just plain stupid if youd have to remove the motor to get to the plugs. what a pita
    Well yes it would be. I don't remove the engine on the Monza, just jack up the driver side about 2 inches (steering shaft in the way). That's just the price you pay to have a V8 in a little 2800 pound rocket with a 97" wheel base.
    The SCJ mustang I just recently changed the plugs in isn't horrible by my standards. But a wide FE engine in a car with narrow shock towers makes things very difficult, and you can't go through the fender wells (on either car) since they are both unibodies. I removed the valve covers so I could get my arms down in there. Couldn't get my hands in there so I used a spark plug wire tool to pull the boots on and off.
    I'd much rather change plugs on a 4th gen camaro.

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    I hope you remembered to use anti seize on the plugs before you installed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Really? I've been a bodybuilder/powerlifter for 30 years, I'm only 5'4" and weigh over 200 lbs., so I'm no little pup
    I can squeeze my arm in there, albiet not comfortable, but it keeps me from removing things that add time and aggravation.

    I do use a lift however, so it's easier to wiggle my arm up there when standing on my feet,,,,, I can do all 8 plugs in 30 minutes with a beer break in between
    I've seen some "body builders" with some skinny forearms, just saying I can't fit that way either. I've had no problem going from the top.

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    just remove the headers from heads and lift the heads out to remove that chit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    I hope you remembered to use anti seize on the plugs before you installed them.
    Lol! Nope. Didnt know about that part... guess ill have to deal with it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Well yes it would be. I don't remove the engine on the Monza, just jack up the driver side about 2 inches (steering shaft in the way). That's just the price you pay to have a V8 in a little 2800 pound rocket with a 97" wheel base.
    The SCJ mustang I just recently changed the plugs in isn't horrible by my standards. But a wide FE engine in a car with narrow shock towers makes things very difficult, and you can't go through the fender wells (on either car) since they are both unibodies. I removed the valve covers so I could get my arms down in there. Couldn't get my hands in there so I used a spark plug wire tool to pull the boots on and off.
    I'd much rather change plugs on a 4th gen camaro.
    one of these little buggers ? these cars were half the size of a nova and with V8 power in the mirage model AND the 2+2 . this a "for real" 1977 Chevrolet monza mirage ( factory 305 V8 2 bbl with a saginaw 4 speed trans ) . this areo package was the for founder of the IMSA monza ...... monza mirage.jpg..... in 1978 we put the L79 ( 327 / 325 HP) and M20 out of my 68 chevelle Malibu ( an incredibly rare car , but who knew in 78 ) in a 6 month old mirage.that car was dangerous . the cars speedo tops out at 85 . we had it past the shift indicator on its second time around . but anyway , that was a hard plug change for sure . the mustang II of the era with a V8 motor was a nightmare with the oil filter and spark plugs . the oil filter had to be turned upside down during removal , dumping all the oil in the filter during removal .
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    Yep, ran those cars for years, I had several of the spyder variety, and ran the same 406/4-speed combo in most of them. As they rusted away I transfered the drivetrain over to another one
    They were my beater cars for years back in Ohio, fun in the snow.

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