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Charles L Gruby Gruby
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Is anyone using REM38E plugs as opposed to REM38? The price for the E type is $38 as opposed for the other at $68. Surely worth considering plus the E type has two massive electrodes. Thanks I'll await your replies.

Chuck Gruby
Stinson 108-2 NC9502K
Petal, MS

 
Posted : 20/11/2020 2:19 pm
Will Ware (Webmaster ISC)
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Here is the list from the Franklin TC.

I don't see either of those listed, am I missing something?

 

 
Posted : 20/11/2020 2:24 pm
Charles L Gruby Gruby
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Sorry Will, I had a brain F--t, they are indeed REJ 38's not REM's. I thought I had struck a gold mine, but it was not to be. I guess we could use unshielded leads and go down to Auto Zone and buy plugs for $1.50. Don't forget to have a Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers Chuck

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Chuck Gruby
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Petal, MS

 
Posted : 20/11/2020 2:40 pm
Will Ware (Webmaster ISC)
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@charlesgruby

Funny you posted this, bc last night I was going through my stockpile of REJ-38s and I noticed I have about 6 AC SA-34s

 
Posted : 20/11/2020 2:43 pm
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Hello Chuck.  I just bought my Straight 108 in August and it had a fresh annual in July.  A few years ago via the log books an A&P put in REL-37B’s in my Franklin 150 engine. Those plugs are for the 220 hp Franklins. They had been in there for three years. Once I figured out they were the wrong plugs I ordered and replaced them with the REJ-38’s. The REL’s were longer and I learned didn’t burn as hot. When I went to replace the plugs I found one plug already loose. Further inspection revealed most of the helicoil was gone and it looked to me and my mechanic that the hole had been oversized. I took the jug off and sent it to Chris Collum while he sent me a reconditioned jug. The one I sent him was going to get reconditioned and sent back as a spare but Chris found a crack in the cylinder. I guess my point being an once of prevention....

Everytime I find something on this aircraft that isn’t “by the book” I’m having it changed. Just yesterday after a very strong engine run following the jug replacement while checking for leaks - we figured out the prop bolts were not to spec.  So instead of flying this morning to start the process of seating my cylinder I’m waiting for the correct bolts from Univair. 

 

I sure wish there were options to these spark plugs but knowing what goes into having them literally have to change out the entire line just to make these 14mm plugs I’m just happy they are even still producing them. 

This old airplane sure is teaching me some lessons. I must say I’m loving every minute of both the flying her - and learning all the ways I can keep her safe and sound so she can keep me safe and sound. Thanks for sharing.

 

FLY SAFE

 

Sean 

 
Posted : 20/11/2020 2:49 pm
Charles L Gruby Gruby
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@seancrottyaol-com Sean, Thanks for the reply, and I'm here to tell you that you'r advice is right on. Someone once said that we are given these airplanes to take care of them for a while until they are passed on to someone else. We should keep them as pristine as possible. Cheers Chuck

Chuck Gruby
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Petal, MS

 
Posted : 20/11/2020 11:33 pm
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