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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 00, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any suggestions as to ignition wire sets for 68 327 210hp? Is it best to buy original from Ground Up, Rick's, etc, or Auto Zone, etc.? Any recommendations on specific brands, pros and cons?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 00, 08:46 PM
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What you want to look for is a good quality spiral core wire set. I like the wires by MSD,Magnacor,and Taylor. The Jacobs are good, only more loosley wound than the others. Jacobs plays the resistance comparison game to the hilt. Don't get caught up in that. The current travels across the top of the spiral betwenn the insulation covering the first layer. Stay away from the cheaper spiral wires and definatly the carbon wires. Galen

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 00, 05:44 AM
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I have found the Borg-Warner SELECT wire sets to be of exellent quality (as good as any big name "racing" wire), and are usually available from lesser sources than all out speed shops, for regular person money.

I get my B/W sets from Pep Boys, and have had one set on my 1982 S10 for over 6 years without problems. I have many customers who run them without problems.

Main thing is to use a spiral core design, as the spiral core is the part that keeps crossfire and misfire problems from happening within the wire sets, and will keep the most spark voltage going to the plugs with any type of ignition system.

I have used the B/W 7mm stock spiral core sets on a few Ford small block, small cap HEI systems I build, for historical accuracy, and have had exellent results, same as with their cut to fit and precut 8mm sets.

If you want "racing" wire, go to a speed shop and get them, just make sure they are a spiral core design.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 00, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Galen and I-man

I will see to it that I get the spiral wound type for sure. The previous owner of my 68 conv. has some of the wires so long that they are routed through the heater hose clips on the inner fender. Must have got the wrong set, or custom cut too long.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 00, 01:56 PM
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Are there any benefits using an 8mm vs. 7mm wire for a typical street car or is it all advertising hype?

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 00, 05:44 PM
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The 8mm wires do have an extra .040 added area to dampen bleed off. I'd use them if I could.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 00, 11:35 AM
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Whether or not you use their product - Magnecor has an interesting web site. www.magnecor.com. I've used their wires on several vehicles and am satisfied.
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