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Old 10-04-2006, 11:22 AM   #1
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So I am going to put in my Autolite 104s today and it looks like it is going to be a pain in the *** to do the rear 3. Are there any tricks or things i should know to make this an easier faster job??
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PDad and Silverbullet once answered this..

As I remember they said it was easier from the topside. Don't go underneath.
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Kneel on top of frame and go by feel, not too bad
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Thanks I just Read something about filing your plugs and it helping with KR????

I don't have anything to check KR but I am hopefully runnning enough supporting mods.

I lost a piece of paper that i wrote down the Gap. I think Todd Allen told be between .050 and .053??? (excuse me if my decimals are wrong)
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Mmmm he told me .055 for 3.4.. and .053 for 3.2
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Mmmm he told me .055 for 3.4.. and .053 for 3.2
That sounds right .053-.055
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Ok first plug boot came off no problem. Second one was a very tough!!!
What is the deal with springs in the wire boots and these heat sheildS?????

I wasn't going to replace wires but am now considering it?!

Also the plugs coming out are NGK PTR4B-15 or 12565030????

I also found out the valve covers gaskets are leaking! Now I have more to waste $$$ on. I need to find some rockers so it becomes worth doing the valve covers!!!
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the heatshields are to keep the plugs, wires and the boots from getting too hot around the exhaust manifolds
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From your locked thread.

It'* a plug wire..they come off.. sometimes they are stubborn. You merely need to take the "Can do" attitude and get them done.
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Thanks for the support and help everyone. And after about4-5 hours(15-30 min first 3, 4 hours second 3) the plugs have been changed!!! And those heat sheild are gone.

Now I started the pulley, Got it off (PAIN IN THE ***) and am starting to put the 3.4 on and so far so good but its not over!!!
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