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This weekend, I am going to do the "TR Ignition upgrade" http://www.swbbbs.freeservers.com/teamrush.htm
Is it OK to use the Champion 4412 plugs I have, and just re gap them to 45 instead of the 35 they are now ?????


I did do a search [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] In fact I have spent most of today reading the
"Posers Telling Tall Tails To The New Guys... "thread [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] OH MY GOSH !!!!
I am new to the JEEP board, and to anyone else who has not read this one, you should definetly go read it.
I must say "Team Rush" know's a lot of $hit [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] (some stuff no one should know [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
I can now make rock lights out of a dill pickle [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
and cook a hot dog (Or fish sticks) with my alternator !
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Re: TR Ignition upgrade Spark plug ?

My preference is to use autolite's and TR RECOMENDED them as his choice too. I hate the bosch ones and I just took champions out of a buddys that were 6 months old and looked like crap. He never had a problem w/ the autolites but wanted to try something different.(fancy black 4X4 truck ones) He won't be going back to those again. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Thats the info I was after ! thanks
you dont happen to know the part number do you ?
are they "Platnum"? or regular
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Autolite 985 [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Just happened to have one on my desk. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: TR Ignition upgrade Spark plug ?

Have you done this mod ?

also I dont completely understand one point
Is he saying it's better to also switch to the E-core (TFI) coil, is better than switching to the ford round (can) coil ?
Since I'm changing coils I may as well go with the one thats best [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: TR Ignition upgrade Spark plug ?

GO with the E style coil. It's wayyyyyyy better.( you already have the round coil) Thats really the "key" part. And yes I have done it. (and almost 20 [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] others too)
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EXCELLENT THANK YOU !!! THANK YOU !!!! THANK YOU !!!!!
I was going to ask if you had seen a big improvement in yours since the upgrade, but I guess you must have since you continued doing them !
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If it helps to let you know.........I took an HEI out to do this. And an HEI is a great mod too.(just harder and more $$$)
You can see some pix of it here.
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Coming from an ALL CHEVY background HEI was my first choice! "stick with what you know" kinda thing but tracking down all the pieces sounded like a real nightmare not to mention expen$ive [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] and then reading all the search info I found today, confinced me this was the easier/BETTER way to go.
(But I do think I will wear a disguise to the parts store to buy Phord parts [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]) oh the shame [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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I have to admit the same chevy background and my persoal love of the HEI. My only reason for changing was TR's COMPLETE background and explanation of what keeps a duraspark alive. I'll be the first to admit that I always hated them. They had left me stranded over the years due to the module on the very few fords I had owned. After he explained WHY they failed (for the most part) then I thought it was worth a try.(I had seen many drag racers over the years use them on all kind of engines) It was never that I didn't like the HEI. It wasn never that I loved the duraspark. I just like upgrades that can be had on every parts shelf in the USA. I can't say that about the gear off certain years of AMC 360's needed to make the HEI work in a AMC 258. Thats why I when that way. And it has worked great for me and many others. Best of all.............it's sooooooooo cheap. Just like me. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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