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Old 04-03-2009, 11:38 AM
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For those interested and those who helped me out i got the toyota fired up this morning.Cleaned the cap rotor etc up a bit and she started.Wasnt getting good enuff spark through to ignite the fuel.Still a weak spark so im going to replace the points cap rotor etc.I eventually will get a hei conversion when i can.Whats a good set of plugs for a 350/383 stroker with points ignition?anyone know?Rather take a fellow hot rodders word over the parts counterperson...Thanx again everyone. C.J.

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Old 04-03-2009, 12:06 PM
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For starters, what heads are on that bad boy? Give a run-down of what's in the engine, parts wise.

How do you use it? Daily driver, race only?
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:53 PM
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No idea...HELP lol

Hello cobalt327.As for your reply i have no idea whats inside.I was told its a 383 stroker by the man i bought it from.I checked out pictures of a harmonic balancer off of a 400 smallblock wich i read you had to have to balance a stroker 383.It looks like a 400 balancer but theres so many pictures between the 350's and 400's im not totally sure.I cant take the pan off as of yet to actually measure the stroke,but you can beleive me i will be doing so as soon as possible.The heads i am unsure of.They are stock as in iron,and they dont have rollers or anything.About the only thing i can truly say is she has no problem wanting to take the skins right off the rims.She's a daily driver,z gate shifter,automatic,edelbrock 600 carb. and gear driven.any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as to how to what from what...as in what heads or how to find out so on so forth.Thanx a bunch friend....CJ
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The older style heads had a plug w/a washer and the newer had a 5/8" "peanut" plug w/o any washer, had a tapered seat.

If it's the smaller type (most likely), try a set of AC R45T, R45TS if you want extended tips.

R45S is the type w/washer and a 13/16" socket size to remove it.

Remember, this is a ball-park deal. Knowing the casting number of the head would help a lot.

What plugs are in it now, and how did they look? White, black, wet, dry, tan?
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:26 PM
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What Plugz....

OK there the newer style,small cone shape no washers and there tan,just ran it to town and pulled one out.they are bosch platinums,number looks like hr9bpx.short reach....thanx cj
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TSX suffix ones have a much longer electrode tip to get the spark farther into the chambers/cylinders

for my mid 70s and later chevy engines i always run R45TSX



also if you get the CR series plugs like on the '90's 4.3L TBI engines they are commercial grade plugs, i have these in my 91 s-10 with 4.3L vin Z TBI and that mo-fu runs STRONG and extremely reliable always every single day and driven tons, at 195k miles now and kicking hard still

most of those had a 9.2 or so compression ratio unlike most of the old v-8 engines whihc were typicall 8.0 to 8.5 CR almost always except Hi Perf and vettes and police and such normally, also the L69 HO 305 and a couple different TPI 305's in the F bodies and certain G bodies




CR prefix at beginning of the plug number is them
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Hello fast68. Ok i think i definately need to have a longer reach,in my opinion,shes hard starting,runs too good to have any problems,just not firing right up except after i run her.no miss no throttle hesitations no pinging on pump gas.i need a hotter spark or something that lights up easy.....thanx for helping as far as plugs ive always took what the parts person said and id rather have someone like you who knows more than they do.experience.
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