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spark plugs
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 12, 2003 9:57 PM
i want to try to take my building to the next level and was going to try to make some spark plugs for my next model, 1968 plymouth fury modeled after a new york city police car. anyone have any ideas as to how these could be made? thanks .Wink [;)]
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  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Sunday, October 12, 2003 10:04 PM
Stretched sprue! Just a guess, actually though if you were to get it to about the right size , being so small the details would not show up that well any way just paint it white and call it a plug. I'm sure someone probally has a better way I was just brain storming there.
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, October 12, 2003 10:11 PM
Dave,
Since in reality, most of the spark plug is covered by the boot on the end of the lead, I just take a short length of insulated wire, strip out the wire, and insert my colored spark plug wire into that, and glue that to the block.
The plugs are too small to see very much of (in 1/24 scale).
Getting hex stock that small to turn down on a lathe would be hard. There may be someone who manufactures, or extrudes, styrene in hex shapes. Maybe Evergreen or Plastruct does. Check with them.
Alternatively, have a look at Grandt line bolts. They have lots of different sizes of bolts, and maybe they can replicate the hex portion of the plug.
They also advertise in FSM, and armour fanatics have been using them for years.
Cheers'
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 12, 2003 11:33 PM
thanks guys for the replies. i was thinking along those lines. true it would'nt be seen very well, dont know if it would even be worth the effort? it would look pretty cool if one was only going to display the engine? thanks .
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 16, 2003 7:59 AM
Robert Bentley -(R.B. Motion) has scale spark plugs in aluminum for most scales, as well as rubber boots. He's out of Bryan, Ohio. FYI
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:26 PM
thanks robert, i'll try to look him up.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 17, 2003 4:50 PM
His email is rbmotion@yahoo.com
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 18, 2003 12:22 AM
hey

R&D Unique ofeers spark plugs in a set of 10, for $2.50. Download the catalog (it's in pdf form, and print it out, all the info is there). The part number is RDU-2420. They have whole engine kits, heads, valve covers chasis parts, and much more.

I ordered stuff from here, service is good and the parts are good.

Hope this helps........

Good luck......

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 18, 2003 12:24 AM
Duh, i forgot the link, here it is...........

http://www.rndunique.com/rnd_main.cfm
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 23, 2003 12:39 AM
If your wanting an actuall spark plug...R&D Unique sells spark plugs for 1/24-1/25 scale.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 24, 2003 6:39 AM
thanks rabid, i'll check that out.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 24, 2003 7:54 AM
Hey i thought of it first!!!!!! LOL
Just kidding........
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 24, 2003 2:34 PM
yes u did...i was just too lazy to read all the posts...lol
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Posted by Enzo_Man on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:32 PM
I used 26 or 30 guage (cant remember exactly) wire from Radioshack. Or should I say RadioShaq. I drill out holes in the distributor or ignition modules, glue in the wire and then glue that assembly to the engine. After that (or before) drill out the holes for the spark plug boot. Use wire insulation as LeeTree said but make sure the wire can fit good inside it. Since most of the boots have a bend in it I replicate that. Cut a wedge out of the insulation and carefully glue the angle closed. Then put your wire into it then everything into the right place. You can also do this on the distributor end too. Looks great on mine. Peace out!
Aerodynamics is for people who can't build engines.
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Posted by Enzo_Man on Sunday, December 14, 2003 1:29 AM
Hey! I just had an Idea for the plug boots-that black electric (?) tape. I just thought of itan decided to instantly post. Hope it really is original. I've had that happen, think up of something new only to find out it actually isn't. Oh, well. If it is, it is. If not, it's not. Don't know how it will work getting the angles in it though. Lemme know what y'all think.
Aerodynamics is for people who can't build engines.
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