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Old 04-27-2012, 11:01 PM
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Accels universal wires.

ok so i got the crimpers for these wires, and i havent gotten to it bc i tested a pick up coil wire, and i have in cap style so i didnt see any reason to having the thing. 8mm universal wires and i dont even know how to splice the core right. Could some one tell me what the core looks like? Is it small itty bitty wire? I got em from local auto shop. Honestly looks like there is no copper there, just a bunch of insulation.

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:15 AM
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I think this will help

There's a lot of articles over the internet

I've done this before with Accel and MSD wires the same way this guy is doing it without any problems. Maybe someone will show another method. Don't fear the wires, it is as easy as it looks, just take your time

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And here´s the MSD way.
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I have always done it the Accel way - somewhere along the way that's how I was taught. It is also the same way that Taylor recommends. It appears to be a more positive way to make a good contact and with less possible damage to the metal plug/dist end contacts - either now or later. But with that said, neither way is wrong

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i just cant tell whats insulation and whats the real spark conductor. Is the spark conductor the very middle of the wire?
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The center, and usually black is the conductor. There may be a thin wrap around it, fiberglass or similar. Next is a silicone layer of insulation, +/- .100 thick, then the color layer, usually a silicone or other flexible non conductive material. There are variations depending on manufacturer, but that center is always the conductor.

A word of warning - Accel is NOT as good a product as it was years ago.
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The center, and usually black is the conductor. There may be a thin wrap around it, fiberglass or similar. Next is a silicone layer of insulation, +/- .100 thick, then the color layer, usually a silicone or other flexible non conductive material. There are variations depending on manufacturer, but that center is always the conductor.

A word of warning - Accel is NOT as good a product as it was years ago.
thanks, the answer i was looking for.
i take your word on it, cause there U grooves are tempermental, some sort of gapping thing with those i believe.. but once i see these header wires work as good as they did on my buddys 78 nova,
and not get burnt from laying on a tube for about a week without him noticing, not even a burn, i very well picked up on what was there. Especially the good things i heard about ACCEL'S 8.8 mm wires which are 80 dollars compared to the 30 something i paid for these 8 mm wires.. But thats all im concerned about, cause i just installed those same nova headers on my 78 chevrolet silverado pu without any problems. I also went for the accel HEI coil in cap super coil. Maybe this is better then stock... Any opinions on the super coil?
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Here it is the elusive conductor.

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I have always done it the Accel way - somewhere along the way that's how I was taught. It is also the same way that Taylor recommends. It appears to be a more positive way to make a good contact and with less possible damage to the metal plug/dist end contacts - either now or later. But with that said, neither way is wrong

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X2 Dave this is how i have alway's done it also.



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