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Old 01-26-2014, 06:11 PM
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Ok next up----Which plug wires?

Decided on the MSD 8360 distributor, with external Blaster 2 coil. Now on to the plug wires...suggestions?

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Old 01-26-2014, 06:42 PM
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I love "Livewires" by Performance Distributors.They are a really good wire.Available in blue,yellow,purple,black,& red.They run about $120 a set.
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I used to have Acell Wires... worst junk you could ever buy.. never buy them.

a friend whom I have a lot of respect for suggested I used Taylor wires, they cost about the same as a set of acell wires.. ($60-ish) and they've been on the car for 5 or 6 years now.. NEVER a lick of trouble from them... and they tolerate the heat of the headers very well (Something the acell wires couldn't do) that #5 cylinder was always a pain, even with a 'shorty' plug in there.. the taylors handle it just fine.

i bought the custom-fit ones (cut them to length, put the other end on yourself) so they may have been a little cheaper, I'm not sure.


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MSD's 8.5mm Super Conductor wire set.
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Taylor's you can never go wrong with along with MSD's though not sure that 'universal' length wires are available to be cut for neatness. Accel products have become IMHO, a laugh and a good way to waste your hard earned cash.

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The MSD wires I linked need to be cut to length, I always buy those.
Also included in the set is a crimper, and you get to choose distributor terminals,
HEI or regular.
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The MSD wires I linked need to be cut to length, I always buy those.
Also included in the set is a crimper, and you get to choose distributor terminals,
HEI or regular.
Thanks - I missed that word "universal' in the Summit write up
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With the Livewires,there is no cutting/crimping.You choose your engine & either over/under valvecover installation.Each wire is the proper length & numbered for the correct cylinder it's installed to.
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I can make them the length I need to make them leave the distributor cap like this...neat.



Oh yes, you also get the numbers to clip on the wires....
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I can make them the length I need to make them leave the distributor cap like this...neat.

Oh yes, you also get the numbers to clip on the wires....
I've used those already cut to length wires but prefer to make them the length needed instead. Neatness DOES count. These aren't quite right as I moved them from a conventional small diameter MSD cap to the wide, late Ford style but that will be fixed when they get replaced in a couple years.



Unfortunately the Taylor's don't come with the numbers but they are a bit less expensive instead.

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I like Aurora wires.
for standard order sbc dont run 5&7 parallel
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I like Aurora wires.
for standard order sbc dont run 5&7 parallel
mine run paralell, but they aren't right next to each other either.
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I'm going to third the suggestion to use Taylor wires.. They are reasonably inexpensive but are great IMO.. I had a wire laying on the header ( cheap stainless shorty's ) of my '95 K1500 and it did not burn before I cought it
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Thanks everyone for the ideas...going with Taylor's universal Firepowers.
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I love "Livewires" by Performance Distributors.They are a really good wire.Available in blue,yellow,purple,black,& red.They run about $120 a set.
I've looked at these wires before and have always wondered why they're so expensive. Are they really that great? To really get the benefit from them you would need to run a hotter coil and open the plug gaps further, correct?
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