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Old 07-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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YES! You're a knucklehead that does everything the hard way, too! Welcome aboard!
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YES! You're a knucklehead that does everything the hard way, too! Welcome aboard!
How was this doing everything the hard way?

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How was this doing everything the hard way?

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

I was joking, by the way.
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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.

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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!
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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.

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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.
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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.

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