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#559484 - Tue Jul 28 2009 12:26 AM 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs  
Chevybruce  Offline
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CRESCENT,PA USA
Hi, I have a 1953 Chevy 235 with AC C 44 spark plugs no one can cross them to another AC . Can I put R 44 AC plugs in ,I have them from my 1961 Pontiac. If someone can tell me which AC plug I can use I would appreciate it. Thanke, Bruce



#559497 - Tue Jul 28 2009 12:54 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: Chevybruce]  
Mr. Lang  Offline
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I believe the difference is likely the heat range, assuming that the plugs are the same size and length. For what its worth, I use autolite 295. They are cheaper, plus, from bumper to tail light, you're always right with Autolite!


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#559504 - Tue Jul 28 2009 01:07 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: Mr. Lang]  
cletis  Offline
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I have no idea what the C stands for but the R stands for built in radio noise filter. They are the same heat range and the R44s will work fine.


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#559509 - Tue Jul 28 2009 01:16 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: cletis]  
Roy Rodgers  Offline
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The C was for comercial rating I believe, and Cletis is correct, the R44's will work just fine. That's what haas been in my 261 for years.


#559526 - Tue Jul 28 2009 02:02 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: Roy Rodgers]  
LONGBOX55  Offline
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That information is correct. The real trick will be finding them. Seems that AC has cut way back on their part number inventory, with many "obsolete" parts being discontinued. I've been told that the only plug currently available from AC is the R43, which is what I currently have in mine. Another option would be to use the J8C Champion.


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#559565 - Tue Jul 28 2009 03:40 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: LONGBOX55]  
jdl  Offline
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If you do a search, you should be able to come up with some Accel racing spark plugs that are an exact match for the AC C 44s. As far as finding new C44's, your pretty much out of luck except if you find them on Ebay. I think the Accels are $2.89 or something to that effect but if you want something cheap that still works good go get some Autolites. That's what I have in the '54 right now and they work fine. I did clean up my AC's just to keep around for spares, thinking about putting them back in.


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#559569 - Tue Jul 28 2009 03:46 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: jdl]  
Wrenchbender Ret.  Offline
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R-44S or R45S are the extended tip plugs. They are much better then the conventional plugs but can only be used on overhead valve engines.


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#559589 - Tue Jul 28 2009 04:24 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.]  
Denny Graham  Offline
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All the vendors are selling AC R45's now as a replacement plug for the 216 and 235. They are readily available at FLAPS and places like Farm & Fleet. That's what I've been running in mine for almost 10k now and they burn just fine, take a look. http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/115454492

Now Chris, you know donít ya, that Autolite plugs are only for FoMoCo vehicles and that they wonít run worth a s*^& it a GM vehicle.

DG


#559595 - Tue Jul 28 2009 04:32 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: Denny Graham]  
LONGBOX55  Offline
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Originally Posted By Denny Graham
Autolite plugs are only for FoMoCo vehicles and that they wonít run worth a s*^& it a GM vehicle.

That's what I told them at the flaps when they tried to sell me Autolites!


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#559646 - Tue Jul 28 2009 09:14 AM Re: 1953 Chevy Spark Plugs [Re: LONGBOX55]  
Chevybruce  Offline
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Thanks for all of the insight guys,I now have a wide range to choose from,Bruce and my '53


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