When I saw this I knew somebody has been watching us.
How many group members does it take to change a spark plug?
1 to change the spark plug and to post that spark plug has been changed.
14 to share similar experiences of changing spark plugs and how the spark plug could have been changed differently.
7 to caution about the dangers of changing spark plugs.
27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing spark plugs.
15 know-it-alls who claim *they* were in the industry, and that "spark plug" is an electrical device threaded into the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine to ignite the fuel mixture by producing timed sparks between electrodes.
2 to post that this group is not about spark plugs and to please take this discussion to a spark plug group.
27 to defend the posting to this group saying that we all use spark plugs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this group.
16 to debate which method of changing spark plugs is superior, where to buy the best spark plugs, what brand of spark plugs work best for this technique, and what brands are faulty.
4 to post URL's where one can see examples of different spark plugs.
12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the spark plug controversy.
4 to suggest that posters request the spark plugs FAQ.
16 to post "F".
44 to ask what is a "F"?
4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
3 to say "do a Google search on spark plugs before posting questions about spark plugs".
And finally one forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again....
And another 20 to debate old restored Champion X plugs against modern replacement plugs, And if you don't use originals, your car is now a "bitzer"
The only thing wrong with my spark plug was the oil I was using was to thin!!!
Oh my God, you are so right!!!
Three BURNING (fuel) questions? :-)
Is it true that the threads on your spark plugs spiral in the opposite direction from those here in the northern hemisphere?
What weigh spark plug oil do you recommend for standard plugs?
Is the same oil appropriate for 14 mm plugs?
Thank you for sharing your expertise, insight and vast experience and research on this subject with us. :-)
Happy New Year,
Dang Steve, You made me laugh real hard this morning. That was one of the funniest things I have seen posted here in a long time.
Brilliant! Simply brilliant! Bill
Steve: May I send you a PM asking for your input on changing my T's plugs in a very cold Maine garage ?
Great Steve. My dad was an engineer and had a poster on the wall that showed drawings of all the variants of the tire swing. The original concept, how the designers improved it, how the safety officers adapted it etc, etc . He kept adding to it over the years. Loved that thing.
Steve, That was really GOOD !!! Pete
And which timer works best with which plugs...chart to follow!
Excellent, Steve! -Excellent!
Too funny, but I disagree on the exact numbers.
The numbers are obviously skewed toward the authors's personal bias and are presented without reference to sourcing and are therefore unacceptable to the committee. All statistical information should be documented and funding sources must be attached. Don;t forget the old axiom about "lies, d--n lies and statistics!
Great post !!!!!!
Also cool first name too !!!!!!
I am now off to change oil and bands in my Model T ... any advice?
FANTASTIC! I loved the post and needed a good laugh this morning.
THANK YOU STEVE!
Frank ,What percentage of Marvel Mystery Oil do you use?
Obviously not correct. Cheers
So it comes down to this - ethnicity. As with light bulbs it takes a nation.
A Ford Model T armored-car variant (called the FT-B) was developed in Poland in 1920 due to the high demand for motorized guns during the Polish-Soviet war in 1920.
The number people to change a spark plug depends on the number of light bulbs to be changed.
You know after thinking about "How many does it take to change a spark plug"
I would say 5 guys... One to hold the plug and four to turn the car around and around!
Steve, that was funny :-)
My beloved brother once suggested that only one tony Bowker was required to change a spark plug and God would turn the world around him......
It could be sung to the 12 days of Christmas tune.
And here I thought the answer was 5. One to hold the wrench and 4 to turn the car!!
That seems to sum it up pretty well...
Very True and Hilarious at the same time,
Thanks for sharing..
Perry & Joe that kinda reminds me of the old joke
how many lawyers does it take to change a lightbulb?
How many can you afford?
back to your regularly scheduled threads.
BTW, what is a "spark plug"?
Steve forgot the Spark Plug Gap. And gap recommendations for high compression heads.
Being a Southern Baptist, I always thought it took three to change a spark plug. One to screw the old plug out and the new one in and the other two to bring the fried chicken and tater salad.
Actually, I changed a spark plug all alone once. I don't recommend it.
Steve, that was brilliant! It should be framed.
If a spark plug is not currently sparking, is it still a spark plug, or only a plug???
The same can be said when the question is asked about what type of oil to use, type of transmission bands, timers and -----------------!!
Good post and a good reminder Steve.
Yes, all true, after all our toilets in the southern hemisphere do flush the other way!!!
Being down under, the oil seeps past the pistons over night, so thicker the better!!
I love this board!!!
Hey. I resemble some of those remarks...
Oh no, my son didn't post this over on facebook did he? He would.