Love stories like that . . . makes you appreciate how much toil went in to
those great racing cars . . . I helped a friend with his Cooper-Norton F 3
once . . . The starting drill involved: install hot plug, prime with
alcohol, turn motor back against compression, tow briskly, dump clutch, and
. . . if it fired on the first spark, you were okay. If not, repeat above
with dry plug. Then, warm engine, install cold plug and repeat, repeatedly!
>Ever see an early Ferrari with plugs in the exhaust pipes? Ever watch a
>mechanic unscrew a plug & put a thermometer into the hole to see if the
>cylinder was firing properly? In fact ever see an early Ferrari run on
>12 cylinders without this process?