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Spark Plug Tap and Die

Pictured above is a 7/8-18" tap. This is the original size of the spark plug threads in all original Model A and B cylinder heads.

Some late model replacement cylinder heads have been produced with slightly undersize threads, causing the spark plugs to be very tight and bind. I have used this tap to chase the threads on a couple of new heads for people. The spark plug should be able to be screwed in by hand.

Pictured above is a Pratt & Whitney 7/8-18" spark plug thread gage standard. This is useful to check the threads on spark plugs to ensure that they are properly sized and will not bind in the head.

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September 2016