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Fastymz
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posted 08-01-2002 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the help,I now understand and know how it east it is.When i go to the track next friday I'll play with the timing to see what works best there too.
While I was setting the timing this week.I got shocked twice from the cap.The 1st time I just wrote it off.The 2nd time it got me good.So I started to take off the plugs wires in the here I got shocked.I had one plug that the boot was torn almost all the way around it was just sitting there.I but another boot from some old wires I had.I didn't try it again to see if I still get a shock.Do you guys think that's all it was,or what else should I look for.The rest of the wires looked good,and the cap looked fine too.

THANKS AGAIN.
Ron.......SCOOP

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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-01-2002 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've done the same repair in a pinch, swapping boots from an old set that is. The only problem is, if one was tired enough to crack, chances are the other 7 aren't far behind. Might be time for new wires, you certainly don't want cross-firing problems

Hundreds of hours of under-hood heat (not to mention Nevada's climate) will deteriorate any rubber over time. Sucks, I know

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Fastymz
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posted 08-01-2002 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Todd I got the TAYLOR spark plug wires last spring.Do you think they need to be replaced already.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 08-01-2002 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I wouldn't think they'd be going away already. I've not run Taylors, but have not heard bad things about them. You do have shortie headers, right? It's my experience that headers do in fact drop the under-hood temp a bunch (as opposed to stocker cast iron manifolds), ceramic coated headers radiate even less heat... by design, of course.

If your belts/hoses are ok, then maybe you just got a bad boot

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posted 08-01-2002 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
Wow, I wouldn't think they'd be going away already. I've not run Taylors, but have not heard bad things about them. You do have shortie headers, right? It's my experience that headers do in fact drop the under-hood temp a bunch (as opposed to stocker cast iron manifolds), ceramic coated headers radiate even less heat... by design, of course.

If your belts/hoses are ok, then maybe you just got a bad boot


Every thing else look good.So I'll keep them for awhile.What brand of wire do you run?

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posted 08-01-2002 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FRPP 9mm wires. Sorry Alex, I bought a set a few months ago ... didn't know you stocked them or I'd have bought them from MMR!

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posted 08-01-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
FRPP 9mm wires. Sorry Alex, I bought a set a few months ago ... didn't know you stocked them or I'd have bought them from MMR!

But they dont work with a stock cap right?

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posted 08-01-2002 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastymz:
But they dont work with a stock cap right?

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Nope MSD distributor on my motor, HEI~style poles. Mustangs Plus has a Duraspark cap/rotor combo that (I think) will adapt to early distributors... anyone back this up?

Ask Alex, he'd know for sure

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posted 08-01-2002 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sure will...

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-01-2002 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Motorcraft and all major ignition companies sell the cap adapters, rotors, and large caps so you can use HEI style wires on an early distributor.

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posted 08-02-2002 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Order the upper & lower cap for a 1985 5.0 Mustang... there are some different lower caps, whereas the notch will not be in the same place.

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