So I went to Advance auto (Spark Plug question)
Good afternoon all,
Since resurecting my 71 1750 Spider, Ive had significant issues with drivability that have slowly but surely been addressed and Im fairly happy its not hunting or backfiring at idle anymore.
When last I was tinkering with the tune/settings, I noticed all the plugs were out of gap, fouled, and a different brand than I had put on the car when I had rolled it into storage 10 yrs ago. (Mechanic who drained the fuel cell for me must have changed them out)
I reset the plug gaps when I was addressing these issues .... but the plugs keep fouling and im constantly pulling them off to clean them up.
First... I know I will undoubtably annoy a few folks here but this is my opinion .... I strongly dislike... nay I say hate NGK spark plugs for this car... Back in the late 90s and early 00s I used NGK plugs because everyone told me they were great.... but what I constantly ended up with was fouled plugs, hard starting and cylinder misfires.
At the time, I traded out for Bosch Platinum +2 plugs... and never had a problem since. The car ran great, idled well and started immediately.
I know there are a few out there who dislike those plugs... and I accept that... but for my car that ran/runs rich with the original SPICA system, they worked great.
So, I went to the local parts store today and as I had always done, asked for a set of bosch platinum plugs. The guy at the parts counter looked confused, then said the only company that makes plugs they stock for this car is NGK.... which never worked for me....which is what is on my car now.... that still arent working.... that I need to replace.
I called Autozone, Oriley, a local parts place.... nothing.... only standard grade NGKs.....I even checked on Vick Auto... nothing...
So where do people go to get better than run of the mill spark plugs.... I will not use NGKs.... ive been left on the road side too many times with a misfiring engine to ever trust them.
Advice is greatly appreciated