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Re: Wrong Carb?

Unread postby badbillybiker on Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:58 am

Whew... After 12 minutes I finally got ONE plug out.... Number 8... Only one reasonably easy to access.
To my surprise... no way was this puppy any shade of tan... Black and carboned up as possible...
Got to be that dam choke.... Took the plug I removed and went to parts store... This is no longer made...
Now what????... Have a set of AC rt45 something but dont know what is right ... so many things not available for this unit anymore. What are your plugs listed as? Also did buy a set of ford #24' s but WTF is the right ones. As these are ridiculous to replace I only want to do this ONE time... pic & number is enclosed... IKTK
One down, seven more to go....
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Re: Wrong Carb?

Unread postby KB2CRK on Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:10 pm

Billy, the RV9YC was a replacement number. The original plug was the CHAMPION RBL-9Y . It is not made anymore either. I did however find them on ebay and got a couple sets for about a buck per plug. The RV9YC was also available although more expensive as it was listed as a Marine plug.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... Y&_sacat=0
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Re: Wrong Carb?

Unread postby badbillybiker on Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:03 pm

I am presuming this is the correct 440-3 plug then?
Will buy some asap. Thank you...
For some unknown reason, am returning to this screen after going to EBAY,
It is allowing me to "edit" or add to this post.
Most times it doesn't!!!
I ordered a set (from 2 different vendors) for the 440-3. will take a break until they get here...
Maybe the skin on the back of my hands will grow back by then!
Thanks for directing me to these on E-Bay..... makes life a bit easier...
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Re: Wrong Carb?

Unread postby RobC on Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:04 pm

I peeled my TQ apart, bought the rebuild kit and with no prior experience got it done in about 2 hours and it fired right up. I had to go back in once and reset the floats but $40 rebuild kit did the trick.


Regarding plugs: Did I hear correctly that the plugs are not made anymore for the 440?
I got new rubber for my rig and have the front wheels off to paint the rims and figured I would replace the plugs and wires while I can get at them.
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Re: Wrong Carb?

Unread postby KB2CRK on Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:14 pm

The 440-3 used in the Travcos used a different plug from the car and light truck 440-1. The original plugs are no longer made but are still available on ebay. The replacement part # from champion is also still available but not cheap as it is listed as a marine spark plug. It is also available several places. There is a link in one of my other posts on here to the ebay listings for the original plugs.
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Re: Wrong Carb?

Unread postby Fellchase on Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:08 am

Well I learned sumpin today. I thought AFB was "aluminum four barrel".
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