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deadhead
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posted 09-24-2002 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's lots of good spark plug wire info on this forum, but I wanted to ask this question anyway.

I need new plug wires and was looking at the Summit wiring sets. They have one specifically for Fords with 135 degree boots, and they have universal sets.

Since most of you are using headers, I was wondering what you run for terminal angles.

I've got a stock distributor with the Pertronix unit and their Flamethrower coil. I'm not set on the Summit wires, but need to replace what I have, and I read here the Summit wires come with a crimping tool if I went for the universals.

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posted 09-24-2002 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
135 degree for SBFW's has always worked best for me.

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Pierre
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posted 09-24-2002 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Running headers on 302 & I bought the straight (180?)summit wires worked great except for one cylinder where I had to bend it slightly (I have wire holders along my valves covers). Their tool is cheap and did not make the greatest electrical connection so I had to use another one.

Good luck

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deadhead
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posted 09-24-2002 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I did go with a universal set, do any others come with a better crimping tool?

Thanks.

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Pierre
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posted 09-24-2002 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This may sound barbarian but I used a vise grip (I think that's what you guys call it)and, using it very carefully, it did a great job.

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RonnieT
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posted 09-24-2002 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT   Click Here to Email RonnieT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used the MSD 8.5 MM Super Conductor wires with the multi-angle boots. I bought a universal set and cut them to the length I wanted. I never had a problem burning wires on the headers after I put these on. I burnt the boots on a couple of sets before I changed.

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mustangs68
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posted 09-24-2002 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the MSD wires and for extra protection I have "condoms" on them in case they do hit the headers
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Clark
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posted 09-25-2002 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It will depend on the headers but the straight ones worked for me.

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