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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted April 04, 2005 08:19 PM  
Okay So I quess the header manufactures are not going to make bolting these things up or servicing the plugs easy at all. Some where there is a fat man laughing at me for starting a topic of this sort but why not.

I am interested to hear about some of the tools you made up to work around the tubes. I just finished cutting a fine quaility socket just so it would slide in between the #5 plug and tube. I wander if there is a twelve point wrench with a long neck that would work?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 238
posted April 06, 2005 03:31 PM  
I use the socket head bolts on my header bolts. I bought a set of S-K "ball" tip hex head drivers. With the rounded tip, I can get to the bolts at an angle if I need to.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted April 11, 2005 05:45 PM  
Craftsman makes an offset 12 point wrench that does the trick. mine has 5/8 and 11/16 on it. They have one with the 13/16 and 3/4 too.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted April 28, 2005 11:09 AM  
It takes just about every tool in my shop to change the plugs on my car !
I tried cutting down a deep 5/8 socket, putting a small bar on the edge...... it didn't work.... I just cuss at it. If i get real loud the wife or the neighbor thinks i'm yelling at them.
#4 & #6 are the real bears with the headers i currently use. Lately i start there, once i get em changed i know i'm home free.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted April 28, 2005 01:44 PM  
For sparkplugs, I use an offset double boxend wrench. I can get every plug with it. For the header bolts, autozone sells header bolts with a ball-end allen that can also be tightened by a 7/16" wrench. I use the allen to run them down, and tighten them with a wrench or socket. I have some "modified" wrenches for the rear bolts.

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