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My Wife and I collect Antique spark plugs and have done so for 40 odd years we live in Christchurch New Zealand . And have around 2400 spark plugs consisting of My Wife and I collect Antique spark plugs and have done so for 40 odd years we live in Christchurch New Zealand . And have around 2400 spark plugs consisting of around 200 different makes/names/ manufacturers. We have signs, spark plug cleaners and a lot of manufacturers give aways etc... (Read more)

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 Just a wee sample of my Tyre Ashtray collection  - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
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  1. Alexisflugo, I have one of those aswell all plugs with primers on are very cool ...
  2. Treasure Tex and Onedtent you guys are correct used for kit bags army/ navy ...
  3. Love those 1920's solid truck Tyre Ashtray , just don't see them here in New Zealand . Great Collection I know what you mean like a "kid in a Candy shop" ! I would be like that in the States ...
  4. Thank you blunderbuss
  5. I to collect Tyre Ashtrays ,I don't see many ceramic centres here In New Zealand . I have a face book page . Rubber Tire Ashtrays & Tire clock Collectors ( International ) where you can see my coll...
  6. I have solved my mystery about the plug Good News ! I have found out that TAMAC stands for The Australian Motor Accessory company.. The plug is Genuine, year not sure but here is an ad from 191...
  7. That's possible .. looked for the patent both ways TAMAC & TAMAG could not find either
  8. Blunderbuss2 there were some clever buggers in times long gone by, and there were some clever people who adapted what they made for different applications..
  9. I'll have to ask the wife..
  10. There is a Good book on The Cyclops Company ,not sure if it is still in print..
  11. Yes Guys , you could whistle while you work ...
  12. Ralph , I have one Identical to this and it is a cycle lock
  13. Ralph The penny farthing was made by Cyclops In Australia . I have the Iron tricycles that match I Have a 1910 , 1915 and 1939 Cyclops Iron Trikes
  14. Hi Blunderbuss , That would also make sense as it certainly lowers the compression on one cylinder...
  15. Hi Ralph did you find out who made this childs penny farthing?
  16. Hi Ralph have left a comment on you plug as to what it is .. Ralph you have a serious problem with collecting .. A man after my own heart...lol
  17. Hi Ralph , This Splitdorf spark plug is a #182 7/8- 18 S.A.E Long and was specially constructed for use in the Franklin. Also can be used in any engine requiring a 7/8-18 plug with a long shell....
  18. Hi Ralph the Green hexagon was made by Splitdorf they Made around 6 colours of Hexagonal plugs Green, White , Red, Blue , Pink and Yellow which was the Hedstrom hexagon. Yes the Splitdorf Hexagon...
  19. blunderbuss2, The Basic shape of the spark plug was the same for awhile but the aircraft ones had better electrodes and more cooling such as fins and holes around them some did and some did not ...
  20. blunderbuss2 I've seen them up to $300 US and more . convert that into NZD + postage Of around $60 US and we are in for a tidy sum
  21. Hi fhrjr2, Spark plug collecting is a great hobby there were over 5000 Manufacturers in the early years .. you would be amazed at the different style , shapes an sizes of spark plugs . The French pl...
  22. Hi shareurpassion , No they are not rare just expensive, and my wife won't give me any more allowance above my current salary ...lol they also made exhaust explosion whistles which are also nea...
  23. Hi Blunderbuss2, It was screwed into a spark plug hole in the head.. It was used as the horn on early Vehicles and had a cable going to a lever on the floor which you pressed . I can tell you it'...
  24. I have one of those Champion spark plug cleaners in my collection , it is also not in the best of condition. I look at it this way it is in it's working clothes
  25. Very pleased to find this one I only know of another one which is in the Netherlands . No one in the SPCOA has come forward to say they have one so in the mean time I will say it is rare , and the ...
  26. WE used some thing like this in the 1950's for building the haystacks on the farm . It was attach to a Derick and pulled up by a horse . I was the kid who controlled the horse backwards and forward...
  27. Hi hotairfan will start putting on some of my displays now that Salmon fishing is coming to a close.. We very seldom if ever find the coil plugs in NZ the Bosh one would be a dream plug in NZ...
  28. Thanks Guys .. My wife and I are really into our spark plugs and show them at swap meets and other shows so we like to display them in the best possible way .. Its a great hobby and a lot of fun
  29. Funny you should that. I display my plugs on a board in a frame behind glass and will post one up to show how I do them and thanks for the compliment .. cheers Dennis
  30. That is one very rare coil plug.. Love it thanks for showing...
  31. No Uncle Ron it draws clean air from outside of the plug I will see if I can put up the instructions that i got with the plug...
  32. Hi hotairfan , I to have a collection of spark plugs some 2400 that is a very nice collection . Priming cock spark plugs are very hard to find in New Zealand as with a lot of the Rarer plugs are . Mo...
  33. Thanks AzTom there is some cool weird and wonderful stuff on this site
  34. It is definitely a Veteran valve lapping tool as I also have one which came out of my Grand fathers Garage..
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