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Old 10-30-2017, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Which plug do you run?

Champion W16Y on mine
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:39 PM   #2
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We have always used the Champion plug also. Never a problem. Enjoy.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:53 PM   #3
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Autolite 3077
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:08 PM   #4
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3X plugs run the best in my engine.
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:39 PM   #5
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3X also for me.
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:16 PM   #6
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Champion W16Y on mine
I run w16Y's as well-what gap setting do you use?
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:29 PM   #7
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I run w16Y's as well-what gap setting do you use?
Gap set at 35. Enjoy.
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:31 PM   #8
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I've tried quite a few but 3x in my A,it's happy!! And so am I.
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:44 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:40 PM   #10
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The Champion #518 (W18) run nicely in h.comp. heads at .030/.032
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:49 PM   #11
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the champion #518 (w18) run nicely in h.comp. Heads at .030/.032
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:51 PM   #12
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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
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:04 PM   #13
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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.).
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:12 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info Duke
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:27 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:43 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:41 PM   #17
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I use restored Champion 3Xs in all my stock model As.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:15 PM   #18
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37 years and 40000 miles on the same set of reproduction champion 3X and see no need to change.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:10 AM   #19
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3X run the best for me.
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Anything but new Champions.
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