Champion X nut

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2012: Champion X nut
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob from Nova Scotia on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 05:29 pm:

where can I get the nut that secure the plug wire for original Champion X?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 05:33 pm:

Go to your neighbors Model T and remove them when he's not looking!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Francisco da Costa on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 05:38 pm:

Home Depot


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 05:49 pm:

Champions used two thread sizes. The early straight sides use a #5-40. The later ones are #6-32. I think the later ones have always been available from the vendors; now we make the early ones. They are brass, exact reproductions, but with a bright plating on them so they stay shiny.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob from Nova Scotia on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 06:25 pm:

so #6-32 should be available at any hardware store, or at least a decent one?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 06:52 pm:

Rob

Got mine at the local hardware. Knurling is a little different than the original but the average person would never know it.

schuh


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Money - Braidwood, IL on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 07:35 pm:

Buy 4 of them and no one will know the difference.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 08:29 pm:

Correction: 5-40 is correct for the early plugs, but the later ones with brass tops are 8-32. I just went out to the shop and checked to be sure.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 08:42 pm:


5-40 & 8-32.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 09:01 pm:

Champion X top nuts are quite different from the terminal nuts you can buy at the hardware store,

but i believe replacements are available through the T parts suppliers, if your anal enough to buy champion X's youll appreciate the correct nuts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 09:19 pm:

One other option......

You can also use brass wing nuts if you don't mind them looking very non-factory, thus they can be made snug without any tools on or off.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:38 pm:

I like the little brass wing nuts to Erich, however, I wish my three Model T's were in such condition that I would need to worry about such details! "Trailer Queens" they aint! (but I sure have fun with them!)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:39 pm:

I like the little brass wing nuts too Erich, however, I wish my three Model T's were in such condition that I would need to worry about such details! "Trailer Queens" they aint! (but I sure have fun with them!)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:41 pm:

Oops! Talking to my wife, watching Television and typing,....hence the double post,.....sorry! (....good thing I'm not chewing gum too!)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:44 pm:

Why not put some 14 mm adapters in and run modern plugs? Save yourself a few bucks. 0 0
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:47 pm:

wing nuts, I like it. its quirky and functional.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:53 pm:

Mike, why not buy the Real Thing cheap at swap meets? Be"correct" and save dough too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:58 pm:

nah only the modern ones work, those old plugs are junk, just ship em to me and be sure they are disposed of properly.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 11:02 pm:

Oh c'mon now. They would be correct if they get his car down the road and everything would fire right. Oh heck I'm just messing around Steve. It's a fun time of the year and I seem to be staying in a devilish mood. I agree, Champion X would be the way to go and if they're available cheap at the swap meets it's the way to go. But you didn't hear me say that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 11:29 pm:

ssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!!! no, nobody said anything, you cant find them at swapmeets and theres no use looking.. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 11:53 pm:


These are straight knurl, not diamond, but they're 8-32 and look OK. In shock at the $1.09 price each at the local Ace, I bought a box on line from Leahy at about 23 each. You can get the 5-40 ones from R.V.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:36 am:

Around here, most sellers at swap meets think beat up old Xs are worth about ten bucks apiece. And I have about two dozen plugs, but not enough original knurled nuts for one car. I think all the sellers take them off before selling the plugs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kerry van Ekeren (Australia) on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:49 am:

The best part of having wing nuts,'if your game' is you can tighten then while the engine is still running!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 01:03 am:

Kerry, That caused me to spit my coffee out when I laughed. And I'm not sure that was nice. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob from Nova Scotia on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 05:38 am:

I have been using f 11 for a few years, and picked these up cheap (10 bucks for a half dozen.) They just need cleaned up, and new nuts installed. Two came with, four without. Cannot wait to try them!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan Bright on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:43 am:

i have a cool set of spark plug nuts on my speedster that came off the top of old-- and i mean OLD-- hot shot batteries. they are about double the height/ammount of threads and have a slight taper :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 03:26 pm:

Found these neat nickel plated thumb nuts for the plugs at swap meet, .25 ea.

Shiny and correct for the nickel era special Model T :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 04:24 pm:

Dan, don't you need nickel plated head bolts too?

Or was that later?


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