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Techical Discussions => Tech- - Engine => Topic started by: Brian on August 03, 2009, 10:56:24 AM

Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Brian 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.
Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Jacques 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.


Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: firedome on August 03, 2009, 03:05:18 PM
I like solid core - who needs a radio anyhow...

Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Brian 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?
Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Leaburn Patey 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/img/25111004_example.jpg)
http://www.pertronix.com/prod/ig/flame/wires/default.aspx#7MMStockLook (http://www.pertronix.com/prod/ig/flame/wires/default.aspx#7MMStockLook)
Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Stan Paralikis on August 04, 2009, 09:13:30 AM
Packard 440 wire with Rajah terminals...
 
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Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Steve 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
Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Jacques 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.
Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Leaburn Patey on August 05, 2009, 07:41:54 AM
Second NGK plugs

Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Brian 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.
 
 
Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Stan Paralikis 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...
Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Tom Dawson 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
Title: Spark plug wires...
Post by: Snotty 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.