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jpearson311 07-08-2012 06:30 PM

77 F100 Spark Plug Socket Size?
 
Hi all. I started changing the spark plugs on my 77 f100 today (302 V8) and my 5/8" plug socket was too small for the plugs in there already. I tried other deep sockets that I had (all the way up to 3/4") and I still couldn't get around it. Any idea what size they are or what other option(s) I have? Thanks.

Jesse

DrHicks 07-08-2012 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by jpearson311 (Post 961027)
Hi all. I started changing the spark plugs on my 77 f100 today (302 V8) and my 5/8" plug socket was too small for the plugs in there already. I tried other deep sockets that I had (all the way up to 3/4") and I still couldn't get around it. Any idea what size they are or what other option(s) I have? Thanks.

Jesse

13/16. That's the "other" spark plug socket size.

And I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that's the ONE socket you don't have, so you're going to make a quick trip to the parts store to get one. :)

jpearson311 07-08-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by DrHicks (Post 961030)
13/16. That's the "other" spark plug socket size.

And I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that's the ONE socket you don't have, so you're going to make a quick trip to the parts store to get one. :)

Ha! Funny. It's one that I DON'T have and yes, I'm going to the store right now. Thanks!

Jesse

bwilliams 07-09-2012 11:31 PM

If you haven't gone yet, make sure to get a "spark plug socket" as they have a rubber insert which helps to extract the plug and also prevents you from breaking the porcelain.

DrHicks 07-09-2012 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jpearson311 (Post 961033)
Ha! Funny. It's one that I DON'T have and yes, I'm going to the store right now. Thanks!

Jesse

YES! You're a knucklehead that does everything the hard way, too! Welcome aboard! :laughing:

jpearson311 07-10-2012 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by DrHicks (Post 962032)
YES! You're a knucklehead that does everything the hard way, too! Welcome aboard! :laughing:

How was this doing everything the hard way?

Jesse

DrHicks 07-10-2012 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by jpearson311 (Post 962213)
How was this doing everything the hard way?

Jesse

Ending up not having the ONE tool you need for the job.

I was joking, by the way.

jpearson311 07-10-2012 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by DrHicks (Post 962221)
Ending up not having the ONE tool you need for the job.

I was joking, by the way.

Yeah, I know. Went and bought a nice 13/16 magnetic sp socket by the way. Pulled one side out yesterday like butter. Man I love working on old cars. Soooo easy.

Jesse

jpearson311 07-10-2012 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by bwilliams (Post 962008)
If you haven't gone yet, make sure to get a "spark plug socket" as they have a rubber insert which helps to extract the plug and also prevents you from breaking the porcelain.


Got it. Thanks!

DrHicks 07-10-2012 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by jpearson311 (Post 962227)
Yeah, I know. Went and bought a nice 13/16 magnetic sp socket by the way. Pulled one side out yesterday like butter. Man I love working on old cars. Soooo easy.

Jesse

It'd be even more fun if the beast had the inline 6. You could climb into the engine bay, and sit in there while working on the engine.

jpearson311 07-10-2012 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by DrHicks (Post 962234)
It'd be even more fun if the beast had the inline 6. You could climb into the engine bay, and sit in there while working on the engine.

Yeah, I know what you're talking about. My Dad has a 77 Explorer pickup with the inline 6. 2 adults can practically stand in the engine bay side by side. Love working on them.

Jesse


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