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attkrlufy

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Last parts question: Wires and plugs?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2011, 10:57:12 PM »

Well, I gotta get the wires first before I can start worrying about the big bad man telling me my ignition system isn't stock.  :P

Which reminds me.....I found this spark plug wire "manifesto" the other day.  Apparently, it's seen as "gospel" by commenters around the web, even though it was written by a parts manufacturer.  Anyone have any thoughts on this?  Because, apparently, low wire resistance is not only meaningless, too little of it is BAD (be warned, it's a long read):

http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/truth.htm


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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2011, 11:00:31 PM »


Quote from: firedome
For me plugs = NGK only, from my years of
experience every summer working on 2 stroke outboards which are way
harder on plugs than any car. NGK was the ONLY brand that consistently
lasted in them.
Okay, Roger, I'm sold.  So which NGK type?  Any, or only the high-end lines? ("Iridium"?  Really?)

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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2011, 01:06:06 PM »

I just use std NGKs and they work just fine... I've read that Magnecor
piece before and from a science viewpoint, I agree with it.  Low
resistance has nothing to do with ignition performance.

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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2011, 06:22:20 PM »

Quote from: firedome
I just use std NGKs and they work just fine... I've read that Magnecor piece before and from a science viewpoint, I agree with it.  Low resistance has nothing to do with ignition performance.


 
Well it does sort of.  Resistance will lower the voltage.
 
But at 50,000 volts, are you really going to know the difference between 50K and 49,999999?
 
I've used V powers, but always used champs.  Not sold on the V Powers yet.  Right now, Polaraco has AC Platnums and is running really well.  Best this motor has run so far.  But fixing the vacuum leaks helped
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2011, 08:35:52 PM »



Someone once told me that the older mopars run really well on champion plugs
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2011, 05:51:54 PM »

That's all I use Corey; they run great.

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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2011, 10:21:33 PM »

Quote from: stinger1170
Someone once told me that the older mopars run really well on champion plugs

Yessir That is correct.  I found that out years ago.  Champ made the mopar plugs back then,  They may still be.
 
People say Champs are terrible.  They've always done well for me.
 
Shoving a GM Plug in a Magnum, seemed to work out OK.  But I have to say the V Powers I got, may have not been the long reach required as an upgrade (TSB) in the Magnums.  The AC's are the long reach and have a tiny electrode.  They have about 20K on them and show no wear.  The Platnums are what they say they are, but you need to get the solid platnum.  Not the plated electrodes.
 
Stock ignition in the Magnum will give me a 1"+ arch.  Some of you remember what I went through with the upgraded coil. . .   Ran good, but. . .   Well it blew out 2 mufflers.
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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2011, 07:17:00 AM »



Well muffler are blowing out are better than something a bit more important lol
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