Articles tagged Lodge Plugs Ltd.

Page 17 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1948


The B.R.M. Every enthusiast will wish Raymond Mays the best of luck with his new British Grand Prix team. On December 3rd a luncheon was held at Claridge's to announce the establishment of the British Motor Racing Research Trust, set up by an important group of firms in the Motor industry to assist Mays, who has formed Automobile Developments, Ltd., to foster a cause which, in his own words,...

Page 6 of December 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, December 1948

Accessories at Earls Court

Accessories at Earls Court Far from providing relief from the "madding crowd," the gallery stands at the Motor Show attracted as much attention as the other exhibits. Amongst exhibits of special interest to MOTOR SPORT readers, Automotive Products, Ltd., showed how the new Percolator Micronic oil filter could be adapted to any engine either for full or by-pass filtering. They also showed the...

Page 34 of October 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1962


The 1½-litre Fords Last month we announced the 1½-litre 59½-b.h.p. version of Ford Consul Classic and Capri, which replaces the 1961 1.3-litre 54 b.h.p. versions of these Dagenham-built cars. We have since been able to drive a smart dark blue Goodyear-shod Classic with the enlarged engine, 4-speed all-synchromesh gearbox and other improvements. What difference to perforniance do the larger, Lotus...

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Club News

We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather rusty model T Ford for Austin spares and knows of bits and pieces for 1913 G.W.K., Overland, Chrysler, Buick and other cars. A 2-cylinder Renault in reasonable condition is apparently for disposal...

Page 16 of January 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1950

Lodge Plugs Appointment

Mr. Norman Hooton, late of the James Cycle Co., Ltd., Birmingham, joined the competition and racing staff of Lodge Plugs, Ltd., Rugby, on December 21st. He succeeds Mr. H. S. Wolseley, who left at the end of last year.

Page 23 of September 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1943

Sparking plug research

Lodge Plugs, Ltd., have recently conducted some valuable experiments at their laboratories at Rugby in connection with the temperatures of sparking-plug insulators and electrodes. Measurement of temperatures was made by incorporating very fine thermocouples in the plugs themselves. Thermocouple plugs enable the correct type of sparking plug for a given engine working under a particular set of...

Page 4 of April 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, April 1948


That Film Again The German Motor-Racing Propaganda film, together with George Monkhouse's great colour-films of pre-war Mercedes-Benz and Auto-Union racing, could surely be used to very good effect as publicity for the B.R.M.? We feel, and have felt for a long time, that British motor-racing prospects would improve if a series of lectures by well-known personalities could be given to the general...

Page 48 of October 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1932


ACCESSORIES FOR x933 SPORTS CARS. As usual, the accessory manufacturers' stands will fill the Gallery at Olympia this year, and sports car owners will be fully catered for. C. C. Wakefield & Co. will have a full range of their famous " Castrol " lubricating oils on view, and particular attention will be given to the new Penetrating Oil, which with its special high pressure oil-can works...

Page 30 of November 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1932


THE FASTEST PLUG. THE average motorist is perhaps inclined to take that important component, the sparking plug, rather for granted, but the sportsman, each cylinder of whose high-revving engine may easily need 20 sparks a second, does not take these things so lightly. All credit then to the plug manufacturers, who have developed their products from the fragile article which so infuriated an...

Page 16 of October 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, October 1952

Enthusiast's Directory: No. 2 - Sparking Plugs

Introduction Although petrol-injection may one day render the carburetter obsolete, the sparking plug looks like staying with us until the bitter end—for the piston engine—when the turbo-jet takes over. In the beginning hot-tubes were used for ignition purposes, superseded by low-tension ignition in which the make-and-break was situated within the cylinders, for in those far-away days a camshaft...



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