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burner31 10-30-2017 01:18 PM

Which plug do you run?
 

Champion W16Y on mine

WHN 10-30-2017 01:39 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

We have always used the Champion plug also. Never a problem. Enjoy.

Patrick L. 10-30-2017 01:53 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

Autolite 3077

AL in NY 10-30-2017 02:08 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

3X plugs run the best in my engine.

J Franklin 10-30-2017 02:39 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

3X also for me.

smittykid 10-30-2017 03:16 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by burner31 (Post 1545755)
Champion W16Y on mine

I run w16Y's as well-what gap setting do you use?

WHN 10-30-2017 03:29 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by smittykid (Post 1545797)
I run w16Y's as well-what gap setting do you use?

Gap set at 35. Enjoy.

JOHN CT 10-30-2017 03:31 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

I've tried quite a few but 3x in my A,it's happy!! And so am I.

Fullraceflathead 10-30-2017 03:44 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

I'm running Firestones but only because they were in it when I bought it. They run fine so far I've driven maybe 1500 miles.
I'm going to put in the Repo Champion 3X's soon.

duke36 10-30-2017 04:40 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

The Champion #518 (W18) run nicely in h.comp. heads at .030/.032

Big hammer 10-30-2017 04:49 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by duke36 (Post 1545840)
the champion #518 (w18) run nicely in h.comp. Heads at .030/.032

x-2

Y-Blockhead 10-30-2017 04:51 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by duke36 (Post 1545840)
The Champion #518 (W18) run nicely in h.comp. heads at .030/.032

Duke, since I installed my 5.5 head it seems to run rich with 3X (No other changes). Did you find the same? and that is why you run the W18's. I was thinking of trying the W18. Thanks

duke36 10-30-2017 05:04 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

See Larry Brumfield post of 6-29-10 for info. on plugs.
YBlock, our 5.5 w/ W18's (new no. 518) runs a nice tan color and the price is right per plug. We ran TT10's for awhile and the car likes the 518's with a Marvel carb. Note this is w/ FS zipper ignition which we're going to change back to modern points due to advance issues on hills and see how that works. Also, I use small amounts of lead substitute and ethanol stabilizer in gas (but not sure how much effect that has.).

Y-Blockhead 10-30-2017 05:12 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

Thanks for the info Duke

duke36 10-30-2017 05:27 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

Lot's of discussion/opinions about heat range, etc. We tried different plugs we had on hand to see what works for our set up, so others may have different experiences.

BILL WILLIAMSON 10-30-2017 05:43 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

ANYTHING with the right heat range & burns CLEAN!
There are NO "MAGIC" Spark plugs!
Driving with "GUSTO", helps to keep plugs running CLEAN.
LOOOONG idling sessions crap them up.
Bill Smooth

glenn in camino 10-30-2017 07:41 PM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

I use restored Champion 3Xs in all my stock model As.

RandyinUtah 10-30-2017 09:15 PM

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37 years and 40000 miles on the same set of reproduction champion 3X and see no need to change.

Ed Saniewski 10-31-2017 05:10 AM

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3X run the best for me.

andyg 10-31-2017 06:49 AM

Re: Which plug do you run?
 

Anything but new Champions.


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