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Old 09-09-2012, 10:15 AM
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Hugger plug issue

I'm building a FASTBURN GM Stroker with Sanderson Huggers. Can't get a socket on the plugs. Just realized that I would have to remove the headers to get to the two middle cylinder plugs.

I could remove the headers and try shorties assuming they make them....but then I hear of folks having trouble with the Accel shorties fouling out. Question: Is there a specialty wrench made to fit against the FASTBURN head for spark plug removal and install?

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Hugger plug issue

How about a closed end wrench from under the car. Maybe a crows foot. That's the trouble with angle plugs on a SBC.
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I took a new 5/8 deep wall socket and cut it off and welded a nut ( I think it was a 7/16) on it. a 5/8 combination wrench fits it. the end of the plug sticks out of the socket. It works great on the block huggers.

I also made a indentation in the plastic liner of the tool box that I carry in the trunk for this tool and a couple other special tools I use.
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[QUOTE=bentwings;1589462]I took a new 5/8 deep wall socket and cut it off and welded a nut ( I think it was a 7/16) on it. a 5/8 combination wrench fits it. the end of the plug sticks out of the socket. It works great on the block huggers.

Thats a good idea,I have access issues with my block huggers!
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I'm building a FASTBURN GM Stroker with Sanderson Huggers. Can't get a socket on the plugs. Just realized that I would have to remove the headers to get to the two middle cylinder plugs.

I could remove the headers and try shorties assuming they make them....but then I hear of folks having trouble with the Accel shorties fouling out. Question: Is there a specialty wrench made to fit against the FASTBURN head for spark plug removal and install?
This thing is a big help. O-Ratchet, the sockets set into the driver's handle rather than onto. This allows the spark plug's insulator to pass through the socket and handle while the lenght of the socket and the handle are the same or less than just a conventional deep spark plug socket. Additionally, the socket end that fits into the the handle is sized for a conventional wrench so you can get on it with an open end or a box end wrench as well as the ratcheting handle.

Craftsman 19pc Universal Max Axess Socket and Ratchet Set, 3/8” Drive - Gifts - By Personality - DIY-er

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Boogie....This looks like the way to go.....I found a special socket for $40 but the Craftsman set will come in handly for generations to come.....
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short socket with an open end wrench,off set box wrench,angled end wrench,medium length 5/8 socket with the ratchet end machined/ground square for an open end wrench
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I picked up a set of the Craftsman Max Access, 20 piece set on sale for $34.99. Works like a champ and will serve other purposes. Thanks guys...
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