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MAV
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From: Macon,Georgia, U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 12-19-2002 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My new 308 is about ready to fire up ,but I wanted to see if any of you had a specific
plug in mind for it . Its a street/strip engine with flat topped pistons,`65 289 heads(about 10.2:1 compression) with 1.94/1.60 valves , Motorsport
X-303 Hydrolic roller cam with
542int/542exh.lift and 224/224 [email protected]
an Offy tunnel ram with 2 450 Holleys,
3800 rpm converter/Full manual c-4,
4.11 with gears in a 2,820 lb. Maverick .
Also what do ya`ll think it will run in the 1/4?


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John Kolhei
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posted 12-19-2002 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Kolhei   Click Here to Email John Kolhei     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Motorcraft BF-42

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-19-2002 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Drop that down a heat range please. BF-32 is more suited to that compression ratio. (BF-32 was the stander plug installed in HP 289's)

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MAV
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posted 12-21-2002 02:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info guys...So how about the
Drag time estimates? I`m just curious thats all. lol

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Fastymz
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posted 12-21-2002 02:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll say low 13's.

SCOOP

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MAV
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posted 12-21-2002 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I`m having trouble finding Motorcraft plugs...
one guy told me the Local Dealership is the only place to get them! Do you guys know of any chain autoparts stores that carry them?
I try not to deal with the dealership unless
I have to,they usually have very high prices .

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-21-2002 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both Pep Boys and Autozone stock Motorcraft.
As do most NAPA stores.

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Alex Denysenko
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MAV
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posted 12-21-2002 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Pep boys here in Georgia is where I went to get them today ,and they dont carry them at all Thats where the guy told me to go to the Ford Dealership

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-21-2002 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry Mav, your Pep Boys counter people are just as dumb as they are up north.

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Alex Denysenko
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MAV
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posted 12-23-2002 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well...you cannot get a BF-32 plug in all of middle Georgia! I called everyplace in the phone book with no luck.
Are Autolites any good or should I order some Motorcrafts from Capri ??

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-23-2002 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Autolite makes them for Ford but does not offer the BF-32 heat range in a standard plug. Their #45 is equivilant to a BF-42 Motorcraft.
We have plenty of BF-32's on hand.
The only Autolite number that is the same heat racnge as a BF-32 would be the AR-33 side gap racing plug.

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Alex Denysenko
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Fstln69
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posted 02-13-2003 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,i ran a 45 autolite in the fairlane,after the first time out i couldn't get any coloring in the plug after jetting so the next day i called all over hell to find a colder plug.Van senus told me that the bsf42c was colder so i ran there and got a set.After running the car and jetting some more i still couldn't get the right color (tan)on the porcolen (nice spelling sorry)i went nuts now to read this thread and find out that all that driving around was wasted because i just put the same plugs back in,right? d'oh!
Dennis

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69 fairlane 351w
always in search of more HP and faster ET'S

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bluestreek
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posted 02-13-2003 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you tried your local FORD dealership?

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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MAV
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posted 02-13-2003 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes I did and they said that they only had the "regular" plugs and didnt keep any of the lower heat range plugs in stock!
........unbelievable............

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D&S Induction Systems
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From: Columbia Heights Mn U.S.A.
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posted 02-13-2003 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for D&S Induction Systems   Click Here to Email D&S Induction Systems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HEHEHEHE!!!

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bluestreek
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posted 02-13-2003 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
not really.. I looked for some online awhile back and couldn't even find them in the Motorcraft database!! They just want to sell the BF42C for just about everything. I found a ASF32C listed for a Boss 302.

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-14-2003 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
....Alex, sounds like you & Tony might want to consider stocking and selling those bad boys.....

Ryan

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 02-14-2003 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see the BF-32 on E-bay all the time but the price is gitting silly

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Tea'sGrabber
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posted 02-14-2003 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tea'sGrabber   Click Here to Email Tea'sGrabber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm running a simuliar 306. What kind of ignition are you running? I'm around 13:1 because of a big domed piston. I have 68 4v heads milled down to 50 cc. I've found that BF-22 on the streets work great. I use BF-12's @ the track.. Both are still available. The BF-32's are a projected tip and can turn into arch welders if you want to open up the gap.I buy mine @ Shucks/Kragen stores for $ 2.00 a plug.. Also with tuning your Mav should be in the 12.80's easy... Good luck !!!

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-14-2003 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Todd,
WELCOME TO M&M!!

Sounds like one running Mav you've got there!
Tell us more about your setup.... !

Ryan

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Tea'sGrabber
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posted 02-14-2003 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tea'sGrabber   Click Here to Email Tea'sGrabber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had and cherished since 1985. I bought it from family friend and have been hard at it ever since.The guy I bought it from is kind of my 2nd dad. It's Grabber Blue and an original 58,000 mile car. The motor is a 306 with cast crank and Carillo rods,12.5:1 Forged Speed pro's.68 4v heads that have about 50 hrs into them.Victor Jr,BIG(.700) Crower mech. roller,makes 463hp0 @7250got up to 300hp of N2O at will. Car goes 11.40's on the motor and 10.70's on 125hp n2o....The former owner is an Engine Builder here in Seattle. I love the looks on people's faces when the find out that I'm running all OEM castings??? T&D Machine none better in Seattle!!!! Motor has been together for 5 seasons of Street fun and Ford evnts at the track!!!!

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Todd 71 Mav Grabber All orig 306 cu.in. Cast Iron heads. Carillo Rods.Best et. 10.71 @ 124 thru the mufflers.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-14-2003 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Todd,sounds like a cool Maverick.

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2.26 60'S
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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-15-2003 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most certainly sounds like a blast of a car, Todd! ( - even if it does run a slosh-box trans! )

You'll need to hook up with Steve LaR so you can get a photo or two up on M&Ms Photo Gallery so we can all look & say, "Oh yeah! that's one hot Mav!"

Glad to have ya here & hope you stick around to share your experiences & knowledge.....!

Ryan

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-15-2003 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M TOdd !
We stock Motorcraft and Autolite plugs.
BF-12's, 22's, 32's, 42's etc.
Autolite AR series also.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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