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SG236
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From: Jasper, TN, USA
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posted 10-11-2001 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, what plug would you suggest for this new combo I have:

513" BBF
D0VE Heads that have been ported and worked. 2.19/1.72
1.76 Glide
4.88 gear
13:1 compression
Racing gas


Thanks

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Russ Hood
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kcode
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posted 10-11-2001 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russ, I had a similar question on my 347 trying to find a plug 14mm x 3/4 reach gasket seat. Anyway I went to the Autolite webb site, www.autolite.com and filled in their questionaire, I expected an e-mail back, what I got was a phone call the next day. Had a good conversation with their tech guy. He said that most speciality questions he would rather talk in person to find out more.

Mike

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SG236
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posted 10-11-2001 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks,

I did the same and await a response!

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Russ Hood
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Ryan Wilke
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posted 10-12-2001 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russ,
If you don't mind, please share with the rest of us know IF you get the same service as KCode received and what they tell you to use in your setup...

Thanks!
Ryan

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Big Block Capri
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From: Essex, Ontario, Canada
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posted 10-12-2001 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big Block Capri   Click Here to Email Big Block Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russ,
Last season we had the guy that supplies our race fuel take a look at our plugs and make some recommendations. As you may recall, we run a big block with DOVE-C heads. Our compression and C.I. aren't quite as large as yours but he suggested Champion RF9YC plugs and several others that would cross reference to them. We chose the Champions because they were the easiest for us to get our hands on. I'm interested to see what Autolite comes up with.

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Paul Garant
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-12-2001 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Champions! Yuck!!!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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Big Block Capri
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posted 10-12-2001 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big Block Capri   Click Here to Email Big Block Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, Steve.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-12-2001 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have they been working well for you? Maybe their QC improved from when I was a tech.

The place I once worked at used Champions on the used cars, and bad plugs were very common. But that was about 20 years ago, and I've been thinking lately that maybe I'm stuck in the past and need to update my thinking.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

Be American, Drive American!

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Bob Hopkins
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From: BRIDGEPORT NJ USA
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posted 10-12-2001 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dont know, Steve but I have allways had better luck with Champions,ever since put first set in my 50 coupe,must have sometintodowiththewayyouholdyourmouth HAHA.

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kid vishus
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posted 10-12-2001 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Have they been working well for you? Maybe their QC improved from when I was a tech.

The place I once worked at used Champions on the used cars, and bad plugs were very common. But that was about 20 years ago, and I've been thinking lately that maybe I'm stuck in the past and need to update my thinking.


If it has changed, it has been within the last 10 years. When I started racing I was running Champion plugs. After blowing the porcelian clear out of 2 plugs from 2 diferrent sets, and losing the round both times becouse of it, I have never ran a Champion plug again.

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SG236
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posted 10-12-2001 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, As soon as I hear from Autolite I'll fill everyone in!


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Russ Hood
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Ryan Wilke
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posted 10-12-2001 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-12-2001 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We used to use them on the used cars we prepped because we would get them real cheap and more times than not I'd have a misfire and have to find the dead plug. We all hated them.

I never ever had a bad Autolite or AC plug. New, anyway.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

Be American, Drive American!

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SG236
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posted 10-16-2001 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russ,
If you don't mind, please share with the rest of us know IF you get the same service as KCode received and what they tell you to use in your setup...
Thanks!
Ryan


Ok,

Marty at Autolite left a message in my office yesterday, so they do call you personally.

I called back this morning and he is gone for the day, but they said he will call me back!

I'll let everyone know when I speak with him.

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Russ Hood
70s Maverick S/Pro
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Moneymaker
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posted 10-17-2001 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have NEVER had any luck with Champion spark plugs in ANY FoMoCo performance application. We have tried and tried them many times over. They always seem to either foul out at the most inopportune time or just are not the heat range that they interchange/cataloge to. they also have a very poor selection of 18mm plugs. Belive me Champion has given us dozens of free plugs over the years and would put us on an endorsment deal if we would use them. I can't and won't endorse any product that does not show a performance gain over a proven one. IE: Autolite/Motorcraft. Alex

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