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Old 04-28-2009, 08:09 PM
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OK - if this is all just gonna sit there -
On a sparkplug, there is the portion of the insulator that sicks up ABOVE the "base" (the other end protrudes into the cylinder etc) - What brand of spark plug was readily recognizable because theirs were PINK?

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Was it Autolite? Making plugs for Firestone.
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OK - if this is all just gonna sit there -
On a sparkplug, there is the portion of the insulator that sicks up ABOVE the "base" (the other end protrudes into the cylinder etc) - What brand of spark plug was readily recognizable because theirs were PINK?
I have seen at least four different ones. KLG ,Lodge,Magnetti Marrelli and Beru.

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Some spark plugs have a thing on the tip that is threaded and removable; it screws off and on. We have been led to believe that this is a resistor but in actuality it is a seed. That's right it is a spark plug seed! Some spark plugs have them and some don't. The ones that have them are female spark plugs and the ones that don't have them are male. The spark plug industry does not want you to know this but when you have used up a spark plug that has the removable tip (seed) you can plant the tip in a pot and a spark plug bush will grow from it. If you need a variety that has a hotter spark you just water them less. If you need them to be a colder spark, you water them more. I have been growing my own spark plugs for more then thirty years now. The bush that they grow on kinda looks like a pepper bush. It is the PH balance of the soil that gives them the different colors. If the soil is more alkaline the color will be yellow and if it is more acidic the color will be pink. A perfect neutral PH balance produces a white spark plug. Due to modern farming practices you don't see as many different colored spark plugs as you used to. I have experimented with different PH levels and even-though it does produce different colors, it does not seem to effect performance.

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Pink plugs

It was LODGE I was thinking of - my wife found one while digging in her garden (old farm land) So, thinking it had been dyed by chemicals in the soil and not having ever heard of LODGE plugs, I did a bit of research. Yes they were pink. The insulator was sintered aluminum (or since they were British - "Aluminium"?) which was easy to work, could be extruded like tooth paste and became pink and hard when baked. Therefore I had to phrase the question carefully - I couldn't say "the porcelain was pink" as Lodge didn't use porcelain. I think Lodge made the plugs for Magnetti - but not sure. Over to you Mercmad63!
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I sure hope I didn't kill this thread with my smart *** answer to the spark plug question. I was just kidding guys!
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spark plugs

Darn...
Now you tell me I wasted my time planting two rows of NGK platinums.....
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Well I guess I did kill this thread. It's been almost two weeks is anyone gonna post another question?
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:35 AM
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I have no idea why, but it died off. I don't know about you but I was having a ball with this thread.

How about this one?

What year had the last Ford Roadster? (I mean REAL roadster, not some Escort or crap like that called a Roadster).

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1966 t-bird sports roadster

But that was a 2 seating row car that was converted to a 1 row seating roadster with a fiberglass cover.

So it could be argued that the 57 t-bird was the last true roadster.

Am I close?
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What year had the last Ford Roadster? (I mean REAL roadster, not some Escort or crap like that called a Roadster).
1967 Cobra.?

As I understand it, a REAL roadster doesn't have side glass.
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Nope, a true "roadster" doesn't have side glass. I'll give you a hint, it was a "V8 Ford".

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Aw c'mon guys - this is a FUN thread! Let's not just let it die out. I've "won" more than my share on here and had the "winner's privilege" of having to come up with the next question to "stump the audience", so I'm not gonna respond this time (I can't think of another good question to pose right now anyway!) but this is a fun thread, so lets have at 'er, here!
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Hi,
1936 or 37 Ford
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1999 Panoz Roadster

Sure it wasn't made by Ford, but it was a production car that used late model Mustang running gear.
I don't know. I can't think of any 'true' roadsters built by Ford after '67.
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