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Hell_Fish
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posted 10-14-2002 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its time for a new set of spark plug wires for the 302 in the 69. It has a set of MSD 8mm on it. I want to replace them with another 8mm set what would you guys use?

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Fastback68
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posted 10-14-2002 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not an expert in this area yet, but one choice you have to make is whether you love your radio or not. The good wires cause interference. Someone else will carry the ball from here

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Hell_Fish
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posted 10-14-2002 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The radio, needs to be hooked up really, but I would think it wouldn't make a big difference with an 8mm wire. I have been known to be wrong though.

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Pierre
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posted 10-14-2002 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hell_Fish:
The radio, needs to be hooked up really, but I would think it wouldn't make a big difference with an 8mm wire. I have been known to be wrong though.

"Spiral core" type of wire are a must because they will suppress radio interference. They have a slightly higher impedance than 8mm core type but are radio-friendly !!

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Robert K
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posted 10-14-2002 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the price, I like the Taylor spiral wound 8mm wires. I've got them on the fastback with no problems yet.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-14-2002 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the FRPP wires for 90% street applications. I have had them last over 5 years with headers.

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oldmustangjunkie
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posted 10-14-2002 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oldmustangjunkie   Click Here to Email oldmustangjunkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second the Taylor wires but in 10.4mm?(race type).

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Hell_Fish
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posted 10-14-2002 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex, what are the FRPP wires and what do they cost?

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Big D
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posted 10-14-2002 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert K:
For the price, I like the Taylor spiral wound 8mm wires. I've got them on the fastback with no problems yet.


I put Taylor's on my new 302.. Good Wires.. Only one problem..

I trimmed up all the lengths on the wire to where they fit perfect.. Adjusted all the wire holders... Man did it look clean..

Then we did the tune-up/timing on the engine.. And they turned the damned distributor..

So,, Don't do as I did..

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Fastymz
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posted 10-14-2002 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had my Taylor 8mm for less then 2 years now.I'm not real happy with them,because 3 of them have had the distbutor boots crack open.I called taylor they said it's not a product failure.

So I'm going to try a some FRPP next. I just need to change my dist cap 1st.

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66bluefb
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posted 10-14-2002 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run 7mm in mine.They are the 30.00 ones from O Riellys. Are those big enough wires?No radio interfence.Tony

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n2oMike
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posted 10-14-2002 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've always had great luck with MSD Super Conductors. They have ultra low resistance, and are very well made. (I used the ones that are cut-to-fit, and they feel better than any others I've tried)

They aren't cheap, (around $80) but are top notch.

Good Luck!

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