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Old 14-11-17, 02:24 PM   #1
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My brother has just very kindly given me this Lodge Apollo plug... it's a lovely thing. Do any of you know anything about it? I was thinking of maybe trying it in my Lister A..

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Old 14-11-17, 02:51 PM   #2
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Within reason your A will work with any plug so there shouldn't be a problem but it would have had a particular type of plug that Lister would have suggested it to use based on whether the engine type ran hot or cold relative to the plug.

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Old 14-11-17, 04:10 PM   #3
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I have found that these lovely old plugs do not always work, I am no expert, but would advise checking for continuity first.
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It's amazing the care and packaging they put into these sort of things, but I suppose at the time they were relatively expensive?, these days they would provide a pair of white cotton gloves so you could handle it with reverence

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Old 14-11-17, 06:03 PM   #5
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My brother has just very kindly given me this Lodge Apollo plug... it's a lovely thing. Do any of you know anything about it? I was thinking of maybe trying it in my Lister A..

Cheers,
Steve.
Hello Steve - at the risk of sounding like I'm teaching you to suck eggs - just make sure (unlike me when I had a similar opportunity) that 1) it works (continuity already mentioned on the thread, 2) - its going to run at the right temp for the engine and 3) - where I really fell down - that the thread isn't too long and doesn't throw the ceramic into the way of the piston coming up....

should be fine looking at the pics but double check Sir!

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Old 14-11-17, 08:12 PM   #6
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If it has a brass body I would think you would be better selling it to a spark plug collector and buying 6 new spark plugs with the money. Auction results suggest the brass body version has a value of about 60.

Steel body version has a value of about 8 so you might as well try this in your Lister A.

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Old 14-11-17, 09:45 PM   #7
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Crikey, all very interesting and thank you all very much. After posting I noticed that the plug was rattling slightly if I shook it... Hmmm... not good, so I took it apart and as I feared the nose of the ceramic insulator has broken off. By the looks of it this happened some good time ago as the surfaces of the break are nicely mucky. So, it's not ever going to be a runner unfortunately. The other bit of info I came up with is that Apollo is a make in its own right and nothing to do with Lodge so the plug is not in its own box. I think I'll keep it and put it in with my modest collection of oil cans etc. that comes out with the engines at rallies.

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