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#26 LXCHEV

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:14 PM

Do both! Get the car launching with indexed plugs.

Can I ask what 'side gapped' plugs means?

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:03 PM

Side gaping i think would mean careful manipulation of the ground electrode so that the spark gap is now on the side of

the center electrode rather than on the end of center electrode ? ,similar to what they did close to a hundred years ago with some

plugs , surface discharge would probably be ok as well but not sure if they are available to suit some of these engines, and i think they need a very good spark generator to operate properly.They basically have the ground electrode all the way around the  center

electrode , which is slightly "buried" in porcelain below the level of the grounding bit.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:13 AM

Yeah correct, you cut off the top of the earth strap then hit it over so its the right gap from the electrode.

Seems to make them run a touch hotter and not foul up as quick.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:48 PM

the spark plugs with 2 or more electrodes dont need gaping and suppose to be less chances of fouling the plug also.






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