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    Like you I'm rolling up on six decades of wisdom and have installed plugs in everything from model planes, mowers, bikes, tractors and cars and have almost always gone with the "its tight enough" with plugs. As long as the crush was seats well it should be fine. Even if I wanted to I could not get a torque wrench close to the plugs because of the engine bay geometry and headers. Before I connect the plug wires I may try to snug the a little more, what could go wrong.........

    Earlier I was mounting the MSD SS Blaster Coil and of course dropped one of the vibration mounts into the abyss between the block and transmission.... Still need to hit that area with compressed air to see if I can knock it down. Amazon has the set of three from MSD for $20! Before I order I'll run to my local hardware tomorrow to see what they have, I believe it is an M8 metric. Lowes and HD really have cut back on their specialty fasteners, so I won't waste a trip there.

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    My go to source for specialty fasteners locally is our Ace Hardware store over in Weston. The place is HUGE and has everything. It's one of those places you almost need GPS in so you won't get lost, lol! The fastener section seems to go on forever. Every screw, bolt, nut (etc) in SAE or metric in grade 2, 5, 8, steel, stainless, brass. hex. allen, Torx, phillips, slotted...........Clips for days, pins, set screws, u-nuts, pal nuts,,,,,,on and on and on. If they don't have what you need, Fastenal probably does but it's not very convenient to go to, or to get to for that matter.

    Menard's used to have a good selection but not so much anymore. I mean, they've got a good selection but none of it is really intended for automotive use. Understandable since it's a home and building store. The parts store next to work HAD a big selection when it was Carquest. Since Advance Auto Parts bought Carquest, the selection SUCKS. All they have pretty much are prepackaged Dorman products. and all Made In China. No thank you. Off topic rant. Advance Auto took an awesome store and ruined it.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Owned since 1987, big block since 1989
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    With my luck the M8 vibration pad I need will be sitting in a shipping container at the bottom of the boat off Long Beach. lol

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    Dusted the car off and tooled around town. Weather was beautiful, shorts with a light sweatshirt. Of course my legs are as white as the Dodge!

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    Awesome! We've still got brine on the roads from not enough rain in the renewed warmth. I'd love to peel the covers and take mama for a winter ride.
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    I've fallen in love with the Georgia mountains, last time I lived in GA was many moons ago. But I also loved the Ohio winters. Living in the snowbelt some of the lake effect snowstorms were figgin' awesome.

    Today, less than a week before Christmas I'm in shorts getting ready to grill porksteaks.
    Yep, pretty easy to get used to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkervette View Post
    I've fallen in love with the Georgia mountains, last time I lived in GA was many moons ago. But I also loved the Ohio winters. Living in the snowbelt some of the lake effect snowstorms were figgin' awesome.

    Today, less than a week before Christmas I'm in shorts getting ready to grill porksteaks.
    Yep, pretty easy to get used to
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    Let's go Brandon!

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    Ah man, and here I am still envious of you taking the car out in December, and you're on the grill too?
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    I was born in Crawford-Long Hospital in Atlanta 68 years ago. Been living up in Illinois for the past 64 years now. I do miss living in the south.
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    If I lived in the south, I'd drive my Aspen year around.

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