Langs original style plugs for T

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Langs original style plugs for T
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 03:05 pm:

Are the champion x plugs that langs sells the correct style for a 27 T. They were $39 each. Anybody have issues with them? I have the champion 25 s In my other T and they run fine ,just dont look anything like the factory plugs. I ordered them but langs said the porcelain is just a touch shorter. Any other reason to not run them? Thanks Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - West Melbourne Florida on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 03:23 pm:

Iv been running the Champ 25's in my car for three years and so far no problem.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 04:26 pm:

At $39.00 each, plus our 9.6% sales tax here in the Seattle/Tacoma area, that's about $175.00 for a set of four spark plugs. Whew! I like my Model T's original, but it'll be a dark day before I pay that kinda' $$$ for four spark plugs! Model T's run just fine on any number of modern (and cheaper) spark plugs for my money,.....FWIW,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 04:28 pm:

At $39.00 each, plus our 9.6% sales tax here in the Seattle/Tacoma area, that's about $175.00 for a set of four spark plugs. Whew! I like my Model T's original, but it'll be a dark day before I pay that kinda' $$$ for four spark plugs! Model T's run just fine on any number of modern (and cheaper) spark plugs for my money,.....FWIW,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 04:31 pm:

Hmmm,....just saw in another thread where somebody was able to "delete" one post of an inadvertent double post. I can't seem to figure out how to do that! (???)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Doolittle on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 04:43 pm:

http://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/champion,425,spark+plug,7212

https://autoplicity.com/1944450-champion-spark-plugs-spark-plugs-stock-x


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 05:11 pm:

If you go in with a friend, you can beat that price all hollow (almost half) at Riebe's Auto; you go in with a friend because the store has to order a box of 10, so you each get a set and a spare plug. And one of you gets to keep the big box to display.
Still not as cheap as 25s though.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 05:31 pm:

I probably won't change my 26 rpu from the 25 s but really wanted that original look for the 27 roadster. David that's good info maybe later I can find someone to go in with me on another set of the champion x plugs next go round. That's why I always like to ask you guys.. Thanks Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 06:12 pm:

You know, the only risk in not stepping up to the plate and buying the higher priced parts, and this applies to parts other than spark plugs, is that if enough people don't buy them from the vendors; the vendors will quit buying them from the manufacturers. If the manufacturers don't sell enough to keep manufacturing them; they'll stop manufacturing them, and then we'll be up the sewer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Whelihan Danbury, WI on Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 06:52 pm:

I get lots of parts from Langs, and some from other vendors like Chaffins. For new X plugs, I just go to my local Oreilly auto. Something tells me Champion doesn't give a rip if I get them through Oreilly Auto for $25/ea, or from someplace for more money. They'll just keep making them because the demand is coming from someplace.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 12:12 am:

I wouldn't have done it but being I am changing to some new powder coated parts and and a more cleaner look. And those plugs look so good in my A models and I have had no issues out of either set.I just had to give them a shot in a T.. I have used the cheap plugs when I get them running. it's also a chance to get the engine bay area back to looking new agiain. You know how they need cleaned every few drives if your trying to keep the engine area in them looking fresh.Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 04:54 am:

Unless Champion has done something to fix the repro X plugs they are prone to leaking around the plug core. The repro plugs do not have a good gasket in them. Tim Email me. Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:50 am:

The two problems I have with the new X plugs are the little gaskets Dan mentioned, and the cost. I buy used ones at swap meets for a LOT less. You can also often find them on eBay.


Used plugs found at swap meets, cleaned up. This is the type that would be correct for 1927.

http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG95.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:37 am:

Ford used many different brands originally, including Mezger, Splitdorf, Mosler, Champion, Bethlehem and others. You can find good original plugs in these brands and many other period correct plugs at swap meets and on eBay. My personal limit is $5 per plug. I have found many sets of original plugs on eBay that work fantastic when cleaned and gapped properly.

Here's one I bought last week:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bethlehem-2-Piece-775-used-Spark-Plug-/311779902190?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=uQjmfcpZrE4RegYEMtUO95Z0OJQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc




Other favorites include Firestone and AC:





IF you watch carefully they often sell (to me sometimes) for $5 or less brand new in the box.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:53 am:


Various brands and one X with slight rust damage. :-) I haven't tried any of these yet. All have the " pipe thread for Model T. (Except the Horseshoe cores, of course).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 12:04 pm:

I have a set of those pink Firestone E-100-F Polonium plugs, but right now I'm running Edison 14's:

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