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Old 12 Jun 2008, 05:16 pm
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The part of the plug you adjust gap is the part that is fastened to the side.
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Old 12 Jun 2008, 06:49 pm
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From the tip of the center electrode to the inside tip of the side electrode is the GAP.

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Old 12 Jun 2008, 07:25 pm
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Thanks guys! I have the right kind of gap tool now. It has the gapping tool that bends the side electrode a bit to make the .40 gap.
Now if only you both can put the plugs and wires on it would be a piece of cake!

Forget it I'll do it!!
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Old 12 Jun 2008, 07:44 pm
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Now if only you both can put the plugs and wires on it would be a piece of cake!

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Old 12 Jun 2008, 08:07 pm
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I was in OKC 3 weeks ago. Why didn't you call?
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Old 13 Jun 2008, 09:26 pm
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I've been at the hospital with my wife for her histoectmory(sp) which she also gave birth to a football size thyriod tumor no cancer. I would have called or sent plane tickets otherwise! Still haven't put in the plugs and wires yet...spending nights with her too!
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 09:36 pm
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Unless spark plug technology has changed a lot in the last 5 years or so (not done it on the PT yet), I believe that you would have to really man-handle the spark plug tip to break it.
-Pressing gently on a smooth, clean surface can reduce the gap. Or, simply a gentle nudge/wiggle with each successively larger gap blade can get you to the desired widening.
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Old 08 Jul 2008, 10:42 pm
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The side electode is what gets moved or bent. My Champion double platinum plugs had a small pin sticking out of the center electrode which in different plugs there is no pin and you would use the flat guage wire to gap it. I was told not to do it that way and I got a more diverse gauge with a little thick blade with a notch in it to bend the side electrode and use the c shaped wire on the side of the gauge for the gapping distance. Worked like a charm.
Soonercruiser nothing has changed but that little pin sticking out of the plug that confused me and that sure is simple these days.
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Skylight,
thanks a million for this pictorial how to! Exactly what I needed.
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Old 28 Jul 2008, 02:45 pm
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Jeff,

Skylight only comes to the forum once in awhile but I'm sure he will see your thanks.

If you have a 2001 or 2002 follow all the instructions. Any newer than that and they'll be a at least one thing (ERG pipe) that you won't have.
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