Can't say that I fully agree. At least not in the past. That's why I asked
about the current situation, of which I have no familiarity. However, back in
the 60s and 70s, just about everybody with imported cars, plus plenty of
American cars too used Champion. Even many Datsun dealers back then did not
stock NGK. I tend to think that back then there weren't any mass production
car manufacturers designing engines around any particular plug, usually the
other way around, designing engines to use off the shelf parts.
And when it came to racing plugs, there wasn't much choice other than Champion,
because of the breath of their product line. The most common street plugs for
roadsters back then were Champion N5 or colder N3, the extended tip versions
were N9Y & N6Y.There were radio resistor versions too. For racing I & just
about everybody else use the recessed electrode N58R or N60R which were very
prone to fouling if not careful. Later we switched to the N2G which had a
small platinum electrode and was much more forgiving. BTW, I took all my racing
plug recommendations from Sharp. Sorry for the senior reminiscing.
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Subject: Re: [Roadsters] spark plugs--revisited
My opinion has been that you run the plug that came in the car or at least
from the same country. That is the plug the engine was designed around. The
equivalent plug by a different company is never quite the same. I've talked to
several folks who just didn't have good luck with Bosh or Champions in Japanese
cars and bikes. Met one guy who claimed he could tell if you had Champions in
your bike by the sound, and he could.
In a message dated 7/13/2010 12:39:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Just a question... everybody talks about NGK or Bosch plugs these days,
anyone still use Champions or are they passi?
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