I was trying to get a '77 K5 in my driveway running better since something wasn't right with it... robbed a Q-jet and base gasket off a motor in my driveway, then went to change the cap/rotor and spark plugs/wires. I found a different distributor with a better rotor on it laying on a shelf, and after finding two cracked or busted caps, found a decent one and put it on. Then I started sorting through my used-but-not-broken-yet spark plug bucket, matching all the autolite 26's into one pile and the mis-matches into another... went and cleaned up the 26's and put them in. I dug through my pile of saved plug wires and came up with 8 that weren't burnt. Got it started up, adjusted the timing by ear and carb, and it runs better now. As I was sorting through half fouled plugs, I thought to myself... am I cheap? I do have my "almost new" pile of plug wires I saved off trucks I had that had new wires, but I'm afraid to use them on anything because they are good and I don't want to risk having one get burnt.