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THERATTLER 08-20-2009 05:49 AM

drilling spark plugs???
 
I found this article on drilling a hole through the ground strap over the electrode on a spark plug to increase the spark . I have never heard of this???anybody that has?????
http://www.ehow.com/how_2343886_inde...ceeconomy.html

ashbros 08-20-2009 05:52 AM

Interesting read.

Never heard of it........

I hope to see a few responses on this topic.......

blowninjected540 08-20-2009 06:16 AM

Interesting !!!!!!!!!!

TS1955 08-20-2009 06:21 AM

I think even if this did work, the minute gain (if any) wouldn't be worth my time! JMO!

TS1955

oldandtired 08-20-2009 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by TS1955
I think even if this did work, the minute gain (if any) wouldn't be worth my time! JMO!

TS1955

x2. And then you have the chance on cracking the ground strap which will break off at a most inconvient time (7600 rpm). :cry:

Dave

CamBirdRacing 08-20-2009 08:49 AM

The reason for this, I believe, is that the more sharp edges you have on a plug, the more spark you can get out of it. This is one of the reasons I use NGK or ND plugs. I can't remember the last time I used an american plug in a car.

ashbros 08-20-2009 10:35 AM

I never noticed NGK plugs were not made in USA. Goes to show you something as small as a spark plug isn't even produced in the states.

Its amazing.

TheYellaBrick 08-20-2009 10:38 AM

All that time and effort when you can buy plugs that are made better. Time is money and the infitisamal gain for a daily driver isn't worth it. IMHO

OneBadGMC 08-20-2009 10:39 AM

I'd sooner buy a better ignition system than screw around with drilling spark plugs.

THERATTLER 08-20-2009 10:52 AM

This sounds like something that might have been done before all the fancy plugs and ignition systems we have today, I just thought yall might get a kick out of it,,Paul :D


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