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Old 12-07-2017, 09:05 AM   #41
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here is an article i wrote for our local newsletter. it might help someone understand hot plugs and cold plugs. ken
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:14 AM   #42
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3X at .035" gap on standard head.
3X at .030" gap on 5.5 head.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:37 AM   #43
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HOW??? do you "restore" plugs??? Just clean them???? IF they're burned away & tired, just CAN them or use them for FISHING Weights or hang one on your Mirror or Key Ring--LOL
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:58 AM   #44
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Mr. Swoft, A "Blast from the Past". How are your doing I haven't seen you on here in a while?

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Its been over two years since I posted here . I'm slowly getting over a cold but otherwise doing Purdy good . When I read your post about the W 18 Champion plugs and the Flame thrower coil I couldn't resist posting. Its good to see you here !!! I hope that you and yours are doing good .
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:55 AM   #45
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Purdy,

Good to hear from you and hope you and yours are all okay too. I still owe you one for that Simmons throttle shaft you gave me! I'm giving a Pertronix 40111 coil to a good friend for Christmas. I'm even going to say I
will install it for him. To prove to him it is the way to go, for Model-A's
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Take care and please continue passing on all the Model-A wisdom you have.

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Old 12-09-2017, 12:15 PM   #46
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Purdy,

Good to hear from you and hope you and yours are all okay too. I still owe you one for that Simmons throttle shaft you gave me! I'm giving a Pertronix 40111 coil to a good friend for Christmas. I'm even going to say I
will install it for him. To prove to him it is the way to go, for Model-A's
on the go!

Take care and please continue passing on all the Model-A wisdom you have.

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Bob,
Thanks for the kind words !!! You are one of the best ever and you know your stuff . The guy that you will be giving the Pertronix coil to is lucky to have you for a friend !!!!!!! Heres wishing you and yopurs a merry Christmas and a happy new year .
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:57 PM   #47
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I have been running my PerTronix 40611 Flame Thrower since Purdy recommended it ~3 years ago.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:44 PM   #48
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soooo, a sorta new to A guy here. is the 3X still available or parts available? or is it a swapmeet thing ?
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:02 PM   #49
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soooo, a sorta new to A guy here. is the 3X still available or parts available? or is it a swapmeet thing ?
The "new" 3X (Champion 429) is available, cost ~ $30.00-40.00 per, depending on where you buy them.

Cheapest I have seen them lately in Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Champion-Plug...+3x+spark+plug
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:47 PM   #50
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They do show up on amazon once in awhile for $16 a plug... Just gotta watch closely. Its happened a few times over the years. I got my 4 haha.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:02 PM   #51
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ok so obviously still being made then. what about internals if a fellow finds a original set that need refurbishment?
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:07 PM   #52
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Champion W-18's with a Pertronix Flame-Thrower coil. Yeow-za!

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(I'm REAL glad he said that, too, because I was wondering if I was having issues with my 'Depends')
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:33 AM   #53
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I just bought...I mean Santa is getting me the Pertronix Flame-Thrower coil, because I've been a very good boy this year.
I run the W-18's, but I found a new 3X plug online for $15 (free shipping), just need three more.
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