Register now to get rid of these ads!

flathead sparkplug?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopped top, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. What plug have you had the best luck with in a 59ab? Thanks
     
  2. Jaypee
    Joined: Feb 3, 2004
    Posts: 595

    Jaypee
    Member
    from Finland

    Champion h-10. Never had any troubles with them.

    Jaypee
     
  3. Thanks Jaypee, thats what came out it, but have heard guys complaining about champions, thought I would check.
     
  4. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,672

    296 V8
    BANNED
    from Nor~Cal

    Iv heard the complaints to, but they have worked ok for me. You can get em in the lawn mower department. No BS :D
     
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. Jaypee
    Joined: Feb 3, 2004
    Posts: 595

    Jaypee
    Member
    from Finland

    I´ve heard the complaints also about Champions, but like i said earlier never had any troubles with them. I once tried NKG´s and noticed that if i have the mixture just a little too rich the spark is gone. NKG´s don´t stand rich mixture at all.

    Jaypee
     
  6. MBL
    Joined: Mar 14, 2002
    Posts: 1,175

    MBL
    Member

    You may want to post this on the main board....as far as plugs...I had been using champions and I had been told by several flathead gurus to get em out of there...and use Autolite 216 plugs....just did that with my flattie....and well its running better than it did....but there were other factors with my engine as well. For me...I go with what the old timers say. Autolite 216.
    Tim
    MBL
     
  7. AV8Paul
    Joined: Mar 2, 2003
    Posts: 1,813

    AV8Paul
    Member Emeritus

    I always ran Champions. On a long road trip I had three go bad. I kept putting champs back in. then I tried Autolite 386 (18mm equiv of 216's) in my 21 stud. I still have the set I put in three years ago and they are still running fine.
     
  8. Sixcarb
    Joined: Mar 5, 2004
    Posts: 1,503

    Sixcarb
    Member
    from North NJ

    I always use Autolite 216 and never have any problems.
     
  9. Autolite 216's get my vote over champions after 28k miles of road testing.
     
  10. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,443

    joeycarpunk
    Member
    from MN,USA

    I've always run Champions, but I think I'll give the Autolites a try.
     
  11. blown49
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,213

    blown49
    Member Emeritus

    Usually don't take the Merc out after November; shut it down and cover it up. Fall before last that's what I did. Started it up about once a month until March when it's time to get it out again. When I started it up in March it was running like hell. Replaced the Champion H-10's with Autolite 216; made a world of difference. The H-10'ss had 1900 miles on them. I'm now sold on the Autolites.
     
  12. 286merc
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,793

    286merc
    Member
    from Pelham, NH

    I got no idea why one guy had problems with NGK as they are arguably the best around. The B6L is the most popular but they are available in hotter and colder heat ranges.

    Champs are pure garbage unless you have NOS. Current ones are rolled threads which mess up aluminum heads. Quality is also piss poor as they are no longer US made.

    Autolite used to be my choice until I got some bad out of the box one time too many.

    These days most knowledgable builders opt for the NGK.
     
  13. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 4,066

    Automotive Stud
    Member

    I'm running champions now with no problems but I've been wanting to try the autolites. I sure as hell wouldn't put a fuckin' jap plug in my flathead. :eek:
     
  14. 286merc
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,793

    286merc
    Member
    from Pelham, NH

    I use what works best, consistent repeatability, and have no use for your fuckin racism.
     
  15. Mr 42
    Joined: Mar 27, 2003
    Posts: 1,209

    Mr 42
    Member
    from Sweden

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Automotive Stud
    I'm running champions now with no problems but I've been wanting to try the autolites. I sure as hell wouldn't put a fuckin' jap plug in my flathead.





    I guess you dont use any fuckin saudi or Norwegian oil either ;-)
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.