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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Disclaimer! I am a complete novice mechanic with no training or experience and I hope I'm sharing useful and accurate info on what I've learnt. However there is a good chance I may have got things wrong. Please feel free to correct me and i'll edit the post. Hope this might be useful to...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have twin carbs on my bug, and even when I take off the air filters I can't get enough movement on my spark plug wrench to remove the plugs nearest the front of the car. Do I seriously need to drop the engine to get the plugs out? I've never removed carbs before so want to avoid that also...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I'm running a 2165cc with CB Perf 044 Magnum Heads 40x35.5mm. Want (need) to change the plugs as starts are really hard in this weather. Can someone tell me what is a good plug choice for these heads is and also what the plug gap should be.... happy Christmas :D
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Afternoon guys Can anyone please tell me what type spark plugs i need for a 72 bay 1600 stock? Also need to know what size socket i need to get them out! Cheers Nick
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys Going to give my engine a full engine service and would like to know what spark plugs you guys reccommend for my engine. the engine is type 3 1776 110 cam standard crank 009 dissy electronic ignition twin 40 dells The engine is for road use and isnt driven hard etc. cheers guys.
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    What do these things actually do? Do I need them or can I attach the HT leads directly?
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Started the bug ('71 twin port) and BANG the park plug in no 3 had burst out. I've been having troubles with the thread before when replacing the spark plugs but managed to get some purchase to screw it in again and get to work. Gonna pull the engine out this weekend and have a proper look and...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    ...what colour should the spark between the electrodes be? 1978 MG midget (not mine :( ) - we got a yellow spark across the plug gap when grounding the spark plug to the engine block. Am I right in thinking it should be bright blue? All the electrics are made by Lucas, Prince of Darkness...
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