Piston Slap: Henry's Spark Plug Menorah?
TTAC’s own Ronnie Schreiber writes:
How many spark plugs do you think a Model T “trembler” ignition coil can fire simultaneously?
I’m foolishly trying to make a spark plug-based Chanukah menorah (candelabra), so I need to have as many as nine plugs sparking at the same time. I could use individual coils but those run about $100 each and I don’t want to spend a thousand bucks on this project.
Yes, I know the voltages are dangerous.
Henry Ford’s possible objections notwithstanding, using Model T tremblers for a spark plug menorah is doable. But since the Model T needed one trembler for each plug, you could need 9 of them. While I can’t find the trembler’s specs, judging by the YouTube videos, they sure look powerful (and dangerous). Maybe one could power two plugs! But while they are cheaper than full retail on a modern coil, they ain’t cheap.
Unless you have used tremblers lying around, what’s stopping you from buying used coil-on-plug units? They are under $40 at my nearest junkyard, but I guess it won’t look as cool as nine big boxes mounted remotely from the menorah.
I’d probably just stick with candles.
What say you, Best and Brightest?