View Full Version : Spark Plug Gap

05-29-2007, 06:16 PM
Does anyone know how much gap the spark plugs for the '82 need? Thanks

05-29-2007, 06:47 PM
and what fuel filter and oil filter I need to get.. Thanks again!

east tx skier
05-29-2007, 07:30 PM
If it's a 351, FL-1A on the filter is what I use. My plug gap is .035. Mine is the HO, but the gap is the same for the regular 351s of that era.

05-29-2007, 10:00 PM
how about a fuel pump? any ideas where I can get one of these?

05-29-2007, 10:14 PM
for a fuel pump it depends. about four years ago i put on a marine fuel pump that costed me $110 (at shop cost) that pump burned out last year and i just put my motor in so i had NO money. I went to Autozone and got a automotive fuel pump for under $20 that works fine. I would personally get a marine one if you can afford it. any marine parts store should be able to order one for u.

05-29-2007, 10:15 PM
I change my oil a coupple times a year so i just run a cheaper filter, Fram PH8-A. and my plug gap is 0.35

05-30-2007, 10:38 AM
That's a pretty big gap 79 I think you're missing a 0. Also I would not go automotive on things that can cause you to go 'boom'. This includes fuel related parts and electrical like alternators and starters. The cost savings are not worth it. I imagine if you were lucky enough to get blown clear of the boat and treading water you won't be thinking, "Boy, I'm glad I saved $100 on that part".

05-30-2007, 04:05 PM
Good point!

05-30-2007, 11:01 PM
I have another question while I am getting all these part numbers from you guys... Where do you get your impellers? What part number do I need to look for.. Thanks again!!

05-31-2007, 09:50 AM
Try skiDIM - they're a wealth of info!!!

05-31-2007, 05:05 PM
i just called them and placed my order! They are a ton of help!