Plugs for Farmall C

Farmall C, Super C Tractors, 200 & 230 1948-1958
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Plugs for Farmall C

Postby FarmerCPA » Mon May 17, 2021 10:15 am

After doing a little research some people recommended the Champion D16 plugs for the C. Others say to use Autolites. I've been tuning my C but it could still be better so I'm going to replace the plugs.

Additionally, how big of a pain is it to take some slop out of the steering? I assume the worm gear would need replacing and to get to it would require disassembly of the front of the tractor. I'm guessing the replacement parts might be pricey.
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Re: Plugs for Farmall C

Postby FarmerCPA » Mon May 17, 2021 12:29 pm

One correction, I think the worm gear isn't bad to get to since I think it is accessible behind a large plug in the front of the bolster. It's the other steering gear that is rotated by the worm gear that I'm not 100% sure the best way to replace.

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Re: Plugs for Farmall C

Postby ajhbike » Mon May 17, 2021 4:55 pm

I use Autolite 3116's in my Super C

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Re: Plugs for Farmall C

Postby Don McCombs » Mon May 17, 2021 5:43 pm

I used Champion D-21s.
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Re: Plugs for Farmall C

Postby FarmerCPA » Mon May 17, 2021 6:20 pm

Don McCombs wrote:I used Champion D-21s.


I'm torn between trying the D16s, D21s, and the Autolite 3116s. In the end they will all work fine I imagine. I want to use this tractor for brush mowing, occasional plowing/tillage, and pulling the odd flatbed wagon around.

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Re: Plugs for Farmall C

Postby Don McCombs » Mon May 17, 2021 9:15 pm

If you are going to be working it, as you suggest, the D-16s may serve you well. If it's used lightly, a hotter plug like the D-21s may perform better.
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