MoparFins

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

We changed servers, which is good, and lost all passwords, which is bad. See above.

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Spark plug wires...  (Read 472 times)

Brian

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 2810
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« on: August 03, 2009, 10:56:24 AM »

I have stock cast iron HP manifolds, no spark plug heat shields...since I hate them and they are a pain! So I'd like to keep the wires black for a more original look but curious as to what you have found stands up to the heat.
Logged
Brian

02 Chrysler Concorde Lxi
84 Dodge Crewcab, Cummins/5speed
68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
48 Desoto 2dr Sedan flat 6/3spd manual

Jacques

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 941
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 01:06:34 PM »

I used to have MSD-wires, quite heat resistant, but expensive.

Lately I installed AC-delco wires, perfect fit and seemed OK so far. Check it on rockauto.


Logged
ex-Mopars 1967 Chrysler Newport Custom Coupe, 1973 Imperial LeBaron 2dr hardtop, 1973 Imperial LeBaron 4dr Hardtop, 1971 Plymouth Sport Fury 2 door hardtop

firedome

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 3644
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 03:05:18 PM »

I like solid core - who needs a radio anyhow...

Logged
Fuselage C-Body Power!!!

Brian

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 2810
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 05:06:57 PM »

Quote from: firedome
I like solid core - who needs a radio anyhow...

 
I never use the radio anyways...what's the difference?
Logged
Brian

02 Chrysler Concorde Lxi
84 Dodge Crewcab, Cummins/5speed
68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
48 Desoto 2dr Sedan flat 6/3spd manual

Leaburn Patey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 4606
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 08:09:12 AM »

Pertronix flame thrower wires.Looks stock,designed to take the zap from electronic ignition systems and the heat from manifold.

http://www.pertronix.com/prod/ig/flame/wires/default.aspx#7MMStockLook
Logged
1968 Newport Custom project BOAB
1973 Satelitte wagon
1983 Dodge 400
2006 300C HEMI!!

Stan Paralikis

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 114897
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 09:13:30 AM »

Packard 440 wire with Rajah terminals...
 

Steve

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Posts: 8653
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 07:05:40 PM »

Any ol' box of taylored wires.
 
But it may not be the wires causing all that.
 
I assume you have at least a pertronix ignition in it. . .
 
Are they Champion plugs?  Champs work the best in all mopars
Logged
Favorite Expression. . . Damned Kids.  Lots of projects.  Donations accepted

Jacques

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 941
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 04:13:10 AM »

A lot of friends experienced various problems with champion, which were "mysteriously" solved when switching to another brand of plugs. Myself, I noticed they would fry away quicker than other brands I used with the MSD+LPG.
 
I only use NGK or Accel U grove plugs.
Logged
ex-Mopars 1967 Chrysler Newport Custom Coupe, 1973 Imperial LeBaron 2dr hardtop, 1973 Imperial LeBaron 4dr Hardtop, 1971 Plymouth Sport Fury 2 door hardtop

Leaburn Patey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 4606
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 07:41:54 AM »

Second NGK plugs

Logged
1968 Newport Custom project BOAB
1973 Satelitte wagon
1983 Dodge 400
2006 300C HEMI!!

Brian

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 2810
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009, 10:41:19 AM »

Think I have Autolight's in there now...lots of people swear by Champion plugs in mopars...so I'll give it a try and see.  If not then I will probably try NGK's since I've heard good things about them as well.
 
 
Logged
Brian

02 Chrysler Concorde Lxi
84 Dodge Crewcab, Cummins/5speed
68 Chrysler Station Wagon 440/auto
48 Desoto 2dr Sedan flat 6/3spd manual

Stan Paralikis

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 114897
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2009, 12:54:18 PM »

Sparkplugs, to me, are like vodka.  These people that tell me that they can tell the difference between Stoli and Smirnov's are dilusional...

Tom Dawson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 584
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2009, 01:06:11 PM »

I quit using Crapions year ago-even my Dodge Intrepid 3.2L ES i have a set of E3 Diamond fire plugs in it-they have been in for 2 years and no problems, car still runs like a raped ape
Tom
Logged
They loved him up and turned him into a horny toad( O Brother Where Art Thou? )

Snotty

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Posts: 3972
    • View Profile
Spark plug wires...
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 10:40:49 AM »

I've not had problems with Champions.  What I don't like are Mopar style ignition wires with the bend on the plug end.  They lay too close to the mainfold and burn.  I use Chevy style wires with straight ends, like those depicted in the picture of the Flamethrower ad. 
Logged
It's green here in Chico!!
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

© 2008-2014 Steve Hobby • © 2015 Allpar, LLC