On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:46:26 -0600, the infamous Dave Balderstone
I still have both of mine (dad's old strobe timing light and vacuum
meter), and they have about 1/4" of dust on them now, under my toolbox
in a metal case, my dwellmeter in the bottom of the box.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire,
you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
-- George Bernard Shaw
True, about every 12,000 miles but it typically took less time to change the
plugs, points, condenser, and rotor than it did to change the oil. That
said, my 97 Chevy pu had close to 80K when I traded it in and it had the
They'd go on my cars on *the* nastiest day of the year (33F and
rain). No thanks.
I think my Ranger still has its original plugs (9 years/90Kmi). I
know it has its original wires.
OTOH, I had a '93 Eagle Vision that would throw a set of wires every
year. The book said it was a 3-hour job but I got it down to an hour
clock time by making my own tools to route the wires under the intake
manifold and fuel rail. A set of wires was $100 from Chrysler and the
after-market wires did not fit. It turns out that the label on the
engine had the wrong spark gap listed. It was only off by a factor of
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