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Old 01-12-2008, 01:17 PM
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spark plug gap

anybody know the spark plug gap for a flat head 8 and know a good way to unseize the water pumps. this motor has been setting for 30 years.it has about 3000 miles on a rebuild engine then it was park.
 
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.025 to .028

Water pumps? I'd spring for new ones. If they're stuck they'll probably leak when/if they do loosen up.
 
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thanks mtflat for the info
 
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Are you going to drop the pan before trying to start it? It's a real good idea, you might even find a dead mouse in there! (seriously)
 
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no just going to see if it will fire.oil is nice and clean looking .haven't made up my mind yet if i'm going to use the flat head or not.got a 351w with a 4spd auto o/d in lincoln that i'm was going to us in my 50
 

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