Re: Spark Plugs
I'm using 8 series spark plugs with my coil. They seem to work wonderfully,
but it's my first, so I have nothing to compare it to. I can tell you that
it doesn't work very well without a fan or compressed air blowing across it.
Cleaning and adjusting the gaps is a 60 second job, and replacing them
doesn't take much longer. I am getting 18" sparks from my coil with a 12/30
NST (I'm told this is pretty good). I also noticed that more smaller gaps
perform better than fewer wider gaps, mine runs much better with 8 than 6,
even if the total gap is the same. I'm now working on a new arrangement with
8 plugs in a row and a long crossflow squirrel cage fan blowing across them.
Mine are mounted in plasic and they barely get warm after long runs, so I
don't think heatsinking is an issue, especially with the quenching fan
already cooling them. I'd say go ahead and build it!
----- Original Message -----
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 7:20 PM
Subject: Spark Plugs
> Original Poster: "Ted Rosenberg" <TRosen1-at-Tandy-dot-com>
> Based on the use of NON resistor spark plugs, properly gapped and
> and seated and cooled.....what's wrong with using them?
> Or in other words, why are we trying to invent a better spark plug when GM
> and Ford and those guys spend much more money on the development? What am
> missing here?
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