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Old 10-13-2011, 07:42 AM
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plug wires and 12v conversion

I am currently doing a 12v conversion on my 49 plymouth. Rats and mice took all my wires so have installed a full new wire harness. Plug wires are also missing. I am wondering if, in doing the 12 volt conversion, I can use a stock replacement plug wire, or do I need to use a higher performance plug wire? Thanks

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u should have no problem with the std wire u used before.. the plugs don't care if u give them 20,000 volts from a 6v or 12v sys..... if u don't have a radio u can use solid wire too... well its stranded anyways... not carbon..
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The new carbon element wires are to eliminate radio noise. 50 years ago someone with a hotter coil and real wire spark plug wires would make the neighbors TV picture flutter. I don't know what that would do to the new digital signals. 50's early 60's corvetts had an aluminum formed shield over the spark plug wires and distribuor because the fiberglass body didn't shield the radio interference.
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u said u are putting them in a '49. are u also using a computer motor ??? if so then yes carbon.. if u use a radio then carbon. like i said i have them in a tbucket.. no radio, computer, nothing... and they work great..
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They are for my 49 plymouth with the original flathead. I am updating the car and will be running a new stereo.
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