where can I get the nut that secure the plug wire for original Champion X?
Go to your neighbors Model T and remove them when he's not looking!
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.
so #6-32 should be available at any hardware store, or at least a decent one?
Got mine at the local hardware. Knurling is a little different than the original but the average person would never know it.
Buy 4 of them and no one will know the difference.
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.
5-40 & 8-32.
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.
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.
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!)
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!)
Oops! Talking to my wife, watching Television and typing,....hence the double post,.....sorry! (....good thing I'm not chewing gum too!)
Why not put some 14 mm adapters in and run modern plugs? Save yourself a few bucks. 0 0
wing nuts, I like it. its quirky and functional.
Mike, why not buy the Real Thing cheap at swap meets? Be"correct" and save dough too.
nah only the modern ones work, those old plugs are junk, just ship em to me and be sure they are disposed of properly.
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.
ssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!!! no, nobody said anything, you cant find them at swapmeets and theres no use looking..
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.
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.
The best part of having wing nuts,'if your game' is you can tighten then while the engine is still running!!
Kerry, That caused me to spit my coffee out when I laughed. And I'm not sure that was nice. :-)
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!!!!
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
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
Dan, don't you need nickel plated head bolts too?
Or was that later?