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Ok New plugs but won't start now. was told to gap them at 20 but I went 25?? is that to small isn't 35 like normal? they came at like 45. Platinum, blaster II coil Mallory ign. A6 Msd. Only thing changed since last running was plugs. motor is a 545.
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Ok I re-gaped them to 35 started and ran but not on all 8 it seamed, should I put them back on 45 and see what happens if the head re tq and rocker readjustment doesn't help?... Vacuum gauge low 10# and bouncy, I can hear a little valve train noise so ... since I've ran it a few times to temp I'm going to pull the rockers , re torque the heads and redo the lash again... and hope that clears it up..
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I've tried everything from .020 to .045 and never noticed a difference.

All were NA engines.

I could see a possibility when lots of boost or spray where one would tighten the gap but on my garbage never noticed any diff
 

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ok re-torqued the heads, only a couple of the bolts moved and just a little.. But the intake was way lose?? most of the bolts took over a full turn?
going to re-install rockers and readjust and hope its better..
 

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Ok.. some of the rockers were way tight I'm thinking. as when I took it apart a only loosened the locking screw very little to watch for this and when reinstalling ( on same cylinders) some were way lose and I had to turn them in several turns when re-adjusted and a few were a little to tight by very little. I'll get a chance to start it this afternoon today. fingers crossed..
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If the only thing changed was plugs is there a chance that maybe plug wires got put back on wrong?
 

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Na.. there laid out with holders can't mess it up.. and I've look at that so many times I see it with my eyes closed LOL
but I well look gain and againLOL
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