old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

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old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:26 pm

Does anyone have any idea where to obtain the old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads? I have seen them on 'original' cars.They are the 90 degree variety. I understand that as they are unsupressed, they may not be legal. But surely if fitted to a car which originally had them ......
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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby olderisbetter » Tue May 16, 2017 8:35 pm

New old stock maybe on Ebay, I see them pop up once in a while.


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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:38 pm

Did they have a technical name ? I can't see any at present with my search parameters.

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby palacebear » Tue May 16, 2017 9:23 pm

Ebay item no 332202233073 Brand is 'Sharp' £12.99 + p/p. Any good?
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1956 4-door called Max

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:32 pm

Not quite, it is mainly plastic / bakelite, The ones I amateur are those in then pictures and apparently wholly copper across the whole of the 90 degree bend.

I will keep hunting.

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby oliver90owner » Tue May 16, 2017 9:33 pm

They may be available for old stationary engines or some tractors. Magnetoes do not work well with resistive leads. Most, however may have screwed-on connectors these days.

Don't know why, but we could tell when the fordson standard was approaching the house (by the interference on the tv, or even possibly the wireless) from a good distance, but the big tractor hardly interfered from close by. Maybe it was because it had engine side covers or perhaps because it was a bosch magneto?

I thought copper was still allowed but required resistive plugs to be fitted?

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks I have looked at lawnmowers etc but will look at tractors too

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby palacebear » Tue May 16, 2017 9:42 pm

Ebay item no 332202233073 Brand is 'Sharp' £12.99 + p/p. Any good?
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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:47 pm

Nope still too plastic. The ones in the pixies are 90 degrees of copper before connecting to the HT lead, the hunt continues.... nothing in tractor or stationary engine parameters either.

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby palacebear » Tue May 16, 2017 9:58 pm

Ah well ... was interesting having a look anyway. I'll keep to word association :lol:
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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby ManyMinors » Wed May 17, 2017 7:20 am

I'm sure a phone around the specialists in the club magazine would turn some up? None of this stuff is THAT hard to find is it?

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Wed May 17, 2017 8:21 am

So far, yes ! I have tried all the other fora for Mini, Austin etc. no avail.

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby liammonty » Wed May 17, 2017 12:32 pm

Are you restricting your search to the internet? I think the point was that if you use 'old-fashioned' methods of contacting some of the numerous Minor specialists (many of whom advertise in Minor Matters), like the telephone, other than the usual suspects (BM, Ware's, ESM) who granted are great for supplying the more common parts, then it's quite likely someone somewhere will have something. I've got hold of numerous bits over the years that were unavailable online using similar antiquated methods :wink:

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:46 pm

In the process of doing that, but so far no luck. May wait until the National when I can grab someone and ask 'Where tf did you get those ....please !'

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby liammonty » Wed May 17, 2017 2:14 pm

Good luck - someone will have them, somewhere!

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby samuria » Wed May 17, 2017 3:02 pm

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Wed May 17, 2017 3:38 pm

Glory Be !

Did you need new HT leads etc to go with them ?

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby samuria » Wed May 17, 2017 3:45 pm

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby firedrake1942 » Wed May 17, 2017 3:46 pm

Spoke too soon. He is out of them ! Back to the drawing board !

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Re: old style copper spark plug connectors for the HT leads

Postby samuria » Wed May 17, 2017 4:04 pm

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