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Bruce Bowker
04-25-2004, 12:58 PM
Just curious - do I remember hearing that one must lift the engine slightly to change plugs and/ or was there a Mustang that one had to do this? I do recall there was some car that the plugs were not accessible unless the engine was raised.

04-25-2004, 01:49 PM
The old "Big Block" Mustangs (390, 427, 428). Engine has to be jacked up a bit to change the rear plugs. A friend of mine has two 428 CorbaJet 'Stangs.
Older Rolls Royce cars (50s & 60s I think) have an access panel in the fender (behind the front tires) to change plugs.
Not sure about Tigers...but they don't look all that hard to change plugs.

Bruce Bowker
04-25-2004, 08:27 PM
It must have been the Mustang I was thinking of.


Bob Claffie
04-25-2004, 10:32 PM
Tiger has a rubber bung in the firewall to simplify changing the last one or two plugs on the drivers side. Bob

06-08-2004, 12:23 AM
Best advice is do it when the engine is cold. Period! Dinged knuckles are one thing, cooked another!

07-25-2004, 11:57 PM
I found with a sparkplug socket and an open end wrench I can change each of plugs without a hassle or removing the firewall rubber plugs...and again doing it when the motor is cold is the way to go.