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Old 19-04-2017, 07:01 PM
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Serious?
No, my plugs came out just a bit better than that, and they're still going in the bin in favor of a new set.
Serious about what? Yeah that's a super dirty looking wet valve.

But the spark plugs were for giggles I was going through a set every 2 months, gets expensive
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Old 19-04-2017, 07:09 PM
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Serious about those being plugs you pulled out of your own engine..
These plugs have lasted me a good while and if/when I clean them up, they may actually go back in.
The reason I expect to chuck them though is because I saw some erosion on the ground straps.
They are a little fouled, but nothing a wire wheel won't fix. ...or a good while at WOT.

I buy Autolites when I do a Summit order. They're reasonably cheap.
https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...3935/overview/
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Old 19-04-2017, 07:20 PM
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Serious about those being plugs you pulled out of your own engine..
These plugs have lasted me a good while and if/when I clean them up, they may actually go back in.
The reason I expect to chuck them though is because I saw some erosion on the ground straps.
They are a little fouled, but nothing a wire wheel won't fix. ...or a good while at WOT.

I buy Autolites when I do a Summit order. They're reasonably cheap.
https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...3935/overview/
Buy your plugs at Rockauto bro, ain't no one will beat them

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Old 19-04-2017, 07:23 PM
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Nice one..
Wow.. http://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/aut...park+plug,7212
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Old 19-04-2017, 07:30 PM
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Old 20-04-2017, 06:24 PM
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What is the part number of your autolites Steve the reason i asked is mine were off the shelf having said that yours are probably more exotic than the ones for my baby windsor.
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Old 20-04-2017, 06:39 PM
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Northing too exotic I don't think.. AR3935 as suggested by AFR.

AR prefix means an Autolite Racing plug..

http://www.autolite.com/media/14882/...ing_manual.pdf
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Old 21-04-2017, 03:46 PM
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It was advised that I check the intake manifold-to-head fitment. Hopefully no taper from milling or production tolerances that could cause any oil leaking into the ports from lack of gasket compression,.

With a used compressed thickness gasket of .060", I used .090" solder wire I had laying around..


I punched a 1/4" hole above and below, in between all 4 pairs of intake ports..


..and added a piece of the .090" solder, held in place with Scotch tape.


Then laid the gaskets in place, dropped the manifold down and torqued to spec in the factory sequencing order..


This one measures .065"..


Wow! Not bad.. A variation of no more than .005" between top & bottom of any pair.


The GM gaskets I use are .075" thick and the embossing around the intake and water ports are raised ~.030" equaling .100" in those areas.
This will easily absorb the small variation I have between heads & intake.
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Old 29-04-2017, 07:00 PM
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Ask the seller to split them up into 8 pairs of 2 rollers and buy before 1st july.
Hey Frank, I went directly to their website where these lifters are listed at US$100 less than their FeeBay ad.
I called and checked stock. 3 sets. So, I bought a set (just one ) and they're off to Arizona where my buddy will sort their much cheaper and legal journey to here.
Still a few weeks away.

In the mean time, I pulled the front springs and had them reset about an inch higher for an almost 2" higher ride height. It was sitting too low for my liking.


Now they're back in with loads of stored energy and just waiting to help transfer it back to the rear when I mash the pedal. (..or just go up in smoke. )
Hmmm Tall and springy!


Note for self.. Actual 18-1/4"L & 18-3/8" R
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The postman cometh this morning with the replacement Morel lifters, so I got to work..
By this afternoon, Blackout is back in action.

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Must be happy Steve
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Old 22-05-2017, 06:18 PM
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Yes and no..
F-ing lifters.
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Thank you!

Off to see ralph at TruTrack for a wheel alignment shortly now that I have the front end ride height where I want it.


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Old 25-05-2017, 07:33 PM
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It's looking a million bucks Steve!

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