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Old 12-15-2005, 08:53 PM   #11
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Hey Ted,

ever wonder why Andrew always wins at his Frozen Finger Fun Flies? Maybe he always tells others to use foil

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Speaking of Andrew, where is he? I haven't seen him on the web for a while. He used to be one of the regulars on here.
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Something to keep in mind with a hotter glow plug. Glow engines are compression ignition engines. The "temperature" of the glow plug advances the timing of the ignition cycle but also the colder air is more dense, essentially raising the compression, and also advancing the ignition timing. It may be harder to get glow engines to start in the cold, but I wouldn't increase the plug temp. - the engine will run hotter but only from pre-ignition.

This is a tough subject to understand and I'm not sure I even have it right. Also keep in mind that colder air is more dense and therefore needs a richer mixture.

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