Author Topic: 79 Firebird 455 olds #8 spark plug  (Read 920 times)

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Offline EJ

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79 Firebird 455 olds #8 spark plug
« on: November 05, 2017, 07:00:27 PM »
Hello,
I just bought a 79 Gen 2 with a 455 olds. Southern car that was super clean with Iron heads with the casting C. After looking the car over I noticed that the #8 cylinder spark plug looks snug as a bug in a rug. Has anyone have any words of wisdom on changing that plug out?

Offline welderguy1

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Re: 79 Firebird 455 olds #8 spark plug
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 07:26:44 PM »
if headers it is a pain. manifold is easy from under

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Re: 79 Firebird 455 olds #8 spark plug
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 07:43:34 PM »
It has some modified headers to fit the car. I will have to just have mess with it. Maybe a socket with a wrench for clearance
IdK.

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Re: 79 Firebird 455 olds #8 spark plug
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 10:19:30 PM »
Try removing the plug by getting to it under the car. Going at it from above obviously is not working for you. I had the same problem with a 2001 Z28. I spent three hours trying to reach the plug by leaning over the fender. When I went at it from underneath it came out in seconds.

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Re: 79 Firebird 455 olds #8 spark plug
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 07:55:57 PM »
can also try removing the wheel & get at it from the side through the wheel well...
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