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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 15, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Plug wire recommendation

Just recently installed a Crane Cams XR-1 point conversion module, Crane coil, new AC Delco distributor cap and rotor button. Any suggestions on what type of plug wires to buy?
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I like Taylor Spiral Wound

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MSD 8.5 for me.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ms...FQoLaQod0QICNg

I Always get the cut to length ones.

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Firecore or Moroso Ultra 40s

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Taylor Spiral. . . .many colors to choose from as well. I have 2 of my 69's that have Taylors for more than 10 years and all is fine. One has black the other orange.
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Re: Plug wire recommendation

Moroso Ultra 40 Race Ignition Wire Sets
I tried all the others and these hold up very well.


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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 15, 10:21 AM
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taylor for me
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 15, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Plug wire recommendation

Thanks for the replies. One more question. The Crane PS40 coil I just installed came with a ballast resistor I'm going to use and get rid of the resistor wire I have cause it looks like s_ _ _. Someone spliced a wire to it and used a wire nut to join the two and I want to get rid of it. What gauge wire should I use to hook up the power supply to the resistor? Can I hook up the wire to somewhere else besides the ignition switch?

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The crane unit needs the resistor wire that came on your car, either fix it or use their ugly mopar type resistor, a full 12 volts will burn up the crane, the pertronix 111 uses a full 12 volts

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I like the Taylor Spiro-Pro Race-Fit Spark plug wires. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ta...make/chevrolet. I used to use Accel or Moroso Blue Max spark plug wires. The engine had a little shake at idle with these wires. After installing the Taylor wires with the 135 degree ends the engine idled smooth. I always had a problem with the headers burning the boots on Accel wires cause a misfire. The Taylor wires are of good quality because they last unless a boot gets too close to a header. I had a set on my 454 engine for about 5 years and when I was replacing them a friend asked if he could have the old set for his truck. He said they were good wires.
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Re: Plug wire recommendation

I have used Summit branded 8mm wires for years and never had a problem.
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What gauge wire should I use to hook up the power supply to the resistor? Can I hook up the wire to somewhere else besides the ignition switch?
You need to come off the ignition switch "run" wire through the resistor to the "+" terminal on the coil. The "start" wire from the key switch bypasses the resistor and goes straight to the "+" terminal of the coil. Double check the instructions that came with the Crane module though. 14 gauge wire is plenty big enough.
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MSD for me summit racing but to each his own
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 15, 09:25 PM
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Re: Plug wire recommendation

I really like and have had great luck with MSD super conductor wires, and the similar ones Moroso sells. They both work well and are very durable.

It's funny lots of guys recommend the Taylor's, I have owned a few sets over the years and had friends that had them, and they are the one brand I would avoid.

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