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Old 05-24-2005, 07:28:40 AM
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Is there a longer reach or hotter spark plug avalable to replace the champion 25 with 1/2 in pipe threads? Thanks
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:35:22 AM
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Default Re: Spark plug question

Yes and no....The Champion 34 has a longer reach but is not still made in any form that I know of (I am not an authority, by any stretch).
The 34 was used in Maytag singles and the plugs frequently show up on EBay. They are sometimes called (and labeled) "Gas Engine Special". They sell there for anywhere from $15 to $40.

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Yes and no....The Champion 34 has a longer reach but is not still made in any form that I know of (I am not an authority, by any stretch).
I second the lack of new plugs. My ex-brother-in-law is in management at Federal Mogul (PF of Champion) and tried to get some new #34 plugs for me. He had them search the plant in Iowa and also Mexico and could not come up with even 1! Another part of the problem is that Champion has completely redone their numbering system and there is no cross-reference to the new number for these "obsolete" plugs. Keep an eye out at swap meets and on Ebay as used #34 plugs are fairly common. They command a heavy premium if you find one with the Maytag script on the insulator. Good luck, Mike
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Default Re: Spark plug question

The only other 1/2 inch pipe thread plug that I know of is an Autolite 3095, but I don't think it even has the reach of the champion 25, and I really don't think that it is that great of a plug......I would concur with the others the champion 34 is a very good long reach plug. There was a champion X plug, but I don't think it was a long reach plug either. I could be wrong, but I do know that the champion 34 in good condition is avail. and is a very good plug. They can get a little pricy as mentioned.

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The Champion X is the predecessor of the 25. There is also a #33 Gas Engine Special. I don't know if the reach is much longer than a 25, but it is definitely shorter than the 34. It has the larger hex base like a 34. Again, keep your eyes open and you will find more sparkplugs than you have engines to put them in. You can usually find Splitdorf and Stitt brand plugs in 1/2" NPT with long reach fairly affordable to put in your engines. I personally like the look of the Splitdorf in my Fairbanks Morse since it has a green hex insulator to match the green paint on the engine. Hope this helps, Mike.
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