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Old 04-20-2013, 09:23 PM
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Coil wire length

Just finished cleaning up my firewall and painting and I don't want a ugly coil visible anymore. Have my MSD ignition tucked under battery tray. My question is how long can my coil wire be? If I can even find longer ones, I'm not sure.


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My suggestion.... as short as poss to get the job done. A spark plug wire will work as a coil wire, it's the same wire, but the ends might have to be changed.
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Coil wire length

Electricity travels at 186,000 miles per second, do the math.
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What does that mean? Are you saying it can be a mile long I am no electrical guy and don't know math!


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very fast

The speed of travel is so fast that it is not an issue.
The length of the wire is more a function of energy loss.
Use a quality wire and support it with insulated posts designed for the purpose.
When the wire is resting on or near a conductive material a high-tension electrical stress is placed on the insulation, which contributes to even greater energy loss and possible failure of the insulation.

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