A couple weeks back I was able to get the spark plugs out. I feel so much better that I don’t have to pull the heads. I had oiled them nearly every time I had the engine hot last summer and fall. I was able to get them to turn about a 1/4 turn and soaked them again and the next day they came out. They were tight but did not hurt the threads in the heads.
Before I pull the turbo that is on the car I wanted to boost with it and see how it would do. This turbo’s seal does not leak surprisingly. I rebuilt the fluid valve last weekend and installed a rebuilt Check and relief valve that Jim crimped back together back in late 2015. I put the old 13″ radials and wheels on it from the automatic car and took it for a drive tonight. This turbo boosts great! I drove the car for the first time at cruising speeds and even up to 60 MPH one time. I boosted probably 10 times and the car performs great! Jim,, you were right about the stock shifter, IT SUCKS….