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Old 03-03-2008, 12:59 PM
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Any good "shorty" spark plugs besides Accel?

I've been running the Accel shorty plugs on my 350 for the last couple of years for the extra boot clearance w/ headers. Are there any other good plugs out there that are close to the same size? I put on some Vortec heads and decided to get new plugs to go with. It seems the Accels I've had like to foul after a bit. I've been searching all over the net. A part number would be greatly appreciated!

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Autolite AR series, they will out last the accel plugs 5 to 1. plus there 1/3 the price.

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Would the AR racing series be fine with a motor thats 99% street driven? My compression is below 10:1.
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the ngk plugs are just as short as the accel plugs and they dont foul as bad either and they are way way cheaper
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yea i have got a set of storty plug's on my 406 sbc and i think they are junk .they do foul out to much of me .i was thinking about run some other plug's to .it coasted to much money($29.99 a set)to keep out changing them out all the time .yea if i was you i'd be running something els to
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any one have a part number that would cross over to stock AC part number plug? I have use the accels and had them foul a bunch, getting ready to drop my new motor in and need plugs.
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I checked the Autolite site for plug apps and came up empty on the "AR" series. The basic Chevy 5/8's plug is the Autolite number 26. Delco would be R45TS. Maybe someone else has a good cross reference.

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Mark, they are a pain to find a cross for..

Type in autolite AR135 in a search engine and you will get a bunch of hits.

I only know the numbers that i have memorized..
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Mark, they are a pain to find a cross for..

Keith...no kidding! LOL I looked and looked and found nothing.
My son uses the Accel shorties and they don't last too long either. Guess it depends on the headers. I have Hookers and can run any OTC plug without problem. I think his are Headmans, which, in my opinion, suck even more then my "Heco in Mexico" Hookers.

About a year ago, I bought a full case (64) of Autolite Double platinum's on eBay for a buck each. Not real crazy about them now. I like the Autolite 26's or Delco's. I still have #2 pulling oil from somewhere and ashing up the plug about every 5 thousand. The plats just don't like oil for some reason.
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short spark plugs

In my 350 I needed the short plugs to clear the headers, I used Champion RV92YC stock # 930 or NGK BR6FS stock #4323 these are the same length as the accel and are for a 350 marine application.
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In my 350 I needed the short plugs to clear the headers, I used Champion RV92YC stock # 930 or NGK BR6FS stock #4323 these are the same length as the accel and are for a 350 marine application.

A while back I went to replace a set of the Champions you mentioned with a set of Accel shorties and yes they are the same short length, , and several dollars cheaper


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http://www.sparkplugs.com/results_cr...CrossWarning=1
check this site out
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how interchandeable are element cores. is the electrode platinum white stuff as good as copper ?
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your fouling issues. is it possible that you have the wrong heat range ? causing them to foul.
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