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Old 11-17-2012, 10:54 AM
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Electronic ignition, valve covers... What else have you done? Looks great.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:10 PM
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Ok, so back the the winterized Q. The exhaust manifolds...what is the risk if I don't remove that HUGE plug. I've never seen a rachet screw plug thing... that big. I can tell both have never been out.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:24 PM
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You should be able to use a 1/2 ratchet without a socket on the end...

Be careful when you start removing plugs...you do not want to break anything off half way out...likewise when you are putting them back in...go slow and make sure you have grabbed the threads correctly...nothing like messed up threads...major headache to fix.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:37 PM
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Right--- They look a bit rusty. I'd prefer to leave 'em alone.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:45 PM
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The other option is to run antifreeze through the engine.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:56 PM
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Right--- They look a bit rusty. I'd prefer to leave 'em alone.
To summary your options already stated here... remove the plugs or put antifreeze in the engine. Otherwise, you'll have one or more cracked riser(s) in the spring if it freezes hard.

Look, remove the plugs and put new ones in it. Those are the easiest of all of the plugs to remove, even when crapped up. Slow and easy. It takes all of 5 seconds with a counterclockwise turn....

New plugs with never-sieze.....

However, it's each to their own... I like pictures of cracks in heads and risers... They look good when mag tested...

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:08 PM
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I got cha Ok TY TY....plugs are coming out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:36 PM
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Electronic ignition, valve covers... What else have you done? Looks great.
Thanks. Braided hose covers with polished stainless clamps, some chromed parts, wire looms...all cosmetic. I used to show the boat at west coast reunions in the old days. I thought about an edelbrock performer intake but it runs so well I didn't want to mess with it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:40 PM
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......... I thought about an edelbrock performer intake but it runs so well I didn't want to mess with it.
Unless you add other mods, the intake doesn't produce any significant performance as far as I know. Got one on my 351W (came with it).

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:09 AM
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Well.... I spayed WD-40 on the Exhaust manifold plugs first. Then slowly tried to remove. The both plugs broke as I suspected they might. The back half of the plugs were both completely rusted. So into another job here. Does Skidim sell those plugs? At least the manifold threads are fine. I will just need to clean out the rust and replace with new plugs.
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