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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 05, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for (if possible) NOS Spark Plugs for my 1970 Camaro. I spoke to a guy in the parts department of a Chevy dealer and he said the original ones were the B-44. Now those are discontinued but I found these on e-bay. Will they fit? and are they the original ones that came on my car?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 05, 07:11 AM
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Just curious why you would want NOS spark plugs? Noone can really see what the number on them is with the wire and boot installed . . .

Those ones on eBay don't look like the ones I remember on the early 70's engines at all.

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The original plugs were probably R44 if you have a small block. They would have four ribs on the top of the insulator where the wire boot goes. The four ribs should have green rings around them, all the same width, not one wide and three thin.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 05, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Right. I made a mistake in my original post. The original ones were the R-44 but they are now discontinued. Does anyone know where I can find a set of them (8)? Thanks for all your help!
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 05, 10:37 AM
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you mean you can't get R44 plugs anymore? first they discontinued the PF35 oil filter, and now this..

what next?

as for those plugs in the ebay link, they would work perfect in a mild 350 with Vortec heads on it, and are readily available at ANY parts store in the country. and you should be able to also get old gasket style R44 plugs anywhere, as well..

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Actually, you can use an R44S which is still available from any AC Delco supplier. The S just means the tip is extended. I am assuming small block and not an LT-1. Pretty sure the LT-1 would take an R43. Big blocks take a different plug. At any rate, unless you are concerned with absolute originality, you don't need to worry about the four green stripes. They made R44, R43 and many others without the four stipes for many years.

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Also, you can use either an R43 or an R45, as both are still available according the the AC Delco web site.

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Or how about painting the stripes on? . . . LOL Just chuck 'em up in a drill, rotate slowly, and touch 'em with a small brush.

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Thank you guys very much. I found an NOS set of R44's on e-bay.
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Dealerships have tons of these old stock R44 sparkplugs in their attics. There are lots on ebay and I have bought at least 10 sets of these for $12-$18 each. They are not that hard to find.

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