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Old 03-09-2004, 05:21 AM
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I`m running a HEI with a pertronix flame thrower coil and module, summit spiral core wires. before I bought the coil and module about a year ago, I was having problems with stock ones, they never lasted long before the spark would turn yellow, indicating it was weak, I`ve noticed lately my car hasn`t no where the power it should, so I did a ignition test, again, the spark is yellow, I can open the tester to about a half inch, it`ll arc the distance, and the color is yellow with a light blue, if I close the gap to around .050 the spark is yellow, I checked the plug wires, and resistance is fairly high, so i`m asking can bad wires cause the spark to be weak? I`m hoping the coil and module haven`t went bad already, the wires are about a year and a half old, they don`t have a lot of miles on them, maybe about 4000 total, the car has no high RPM misses or skips, but it uses a heck of a lot of gas and has little power. I know the summit wires are somewhat cheap, but I thought them being spiral core, they would last longer than this. any info is welcomed and appreciated.

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Old 03-09-2004, 08:07 AM
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The best I´ve ever had are MSD, I got 8.5mm ones at the moment.Try and get some with the terminals fitted at the distributor end.Up ´till now I crimped my own but they do it better.
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Ditto MSD 8.5mm wires, without a doubt the best.

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hmm i would start by getting rid of the pooptronix and going a different route. did you test these wires prior to installation? but having that many problems with different wires i would at least try your wires on someone elses ignition or swap youyr distributer and coil for a regular hei and check that out my bets are on the pooptronics being bad.
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I have had very good luck with the Taylor Spiro Pro wires. I have used both the 8.5 and 10.4 MM. Excellent quality.

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Old 03-11-2004, 01:14 AM
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I tried the Taylor wires, but they went hard and the outer covering split.
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Old 03-19-2004, 12:34 AM
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As far as tests that I've read are concerned the MSD Super Conductor 8.5mm wires have taken it. Taylors are good too. Accels dont belong on a lawnmower in my opinion.
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