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Changing plugs on A-460 motor major PITA

Has anyone found a solution to make it easier to change plugs on a A-460 motor in a fox body? I am ready to drop my BBF in a GM car if I can't figure something out. I can't do a tube chassis or a mustang 2 conversion. S/S Rules.

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I guess there is no solution lol. I know one, short deck bbc Looks like I might have to go that route.

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bless your little heart.....you having a bad day.

Yes as a fatter of mact I am lol. An hour to pull plugs out, multiple cuts, bruises, and blood is preposterous lol.

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years ago i had a cust with a 73 mach1 we did a c headed engine for.WAB that was,the fastest we got it done was about 2.hours at the track, towers are now gone, 10 min's if that

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years ago i had a cust with a 73 mach1 we did a c headed engine for.WAB that was,the fastest we got it done was about 2.hours at the track, towers are now gone, 10 min's if that
2 Hours in a 73 mach 1? Cut the towers and now it take's 10min?
Why did it take you 2 hrs with tower's in??
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had a mav with a clevland in it.(drilled holes in the tower) for the middle plugs.manifolds

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IVE SEEN SEVERAL TT5 GUYS WITH LARGE HOLES IN THE SHOCK TOWERS AND INNER FENDER AND ITS A BREEZE ......







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This is a huge time saver. My car is not cut, but I'm gonna do it for qwk changes at the track. Right now I can change them in about 20 minutes...but we built the headers.
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2 Hours in a 73 mach 1? Cut the towers and now it take's 10min?
Why did it take you 2 hrs with tower's in??
It was the first time .Was just a little less then 2 because it was such a p i t a, 2 1/4 headers were really in the way,It got quicker the more we did it, Now its easy,lol EVER CHANGE PLUGS IN A C HEAD car with towers? I feel sorry for those who do not fun.

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Exactly.........Just blast some holes in there a little bit bigger than the socket, if you are worried about the structure, just weld some big washers around the holes....
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Exactly....I've done lots of access holes that "The Engineers" have forgotten to install. HOLE SAWS RULE!
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can you not notch the towers? the turbo guys do it all the time.
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