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Old 06-22-2011, 09:33 AM
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What plug wires should I use?? 350SBC

Hello,
i have a 67' Camaro, 350 SBC using Hooker Super Comp headers (1-7/8 tube) and have just burned through my second set of plug wires. What should I be using? I have heard some positive info on 8mm race wires (Taylor, Delphi, Scott, etc.). I am also using a Mallory unilite HEI distributor and super coil.

You guys are the experts...what do you think?

Thanks!

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The question is, why are they burning up!? Are they resting on the headers? I would suggest an MSD#5554 wire...they are great and affordable and then an MSD#3411 and #3412 or just the 3412. I run both on my 700HP 496 and with this I can rest the wire on my header and it will NEVER burn through...she runs HOT too.
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thanks for the suggestion. Yeah, the damn things keep resting on my headers. I try to keep them off but after a bit of running time they move. I'll try the MSD's. Thanks again.
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I have had the MSD everything on my car for like 5 yrs now and no problems so far.



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No problem....its not the wires fault....any wire you buy is going to get damaged if its rested on the header. Just make sure to get the boot guards and you will be fine.
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Personally love the MSD wires as well....have tried many others and they are good but don't seem to last like MSD's do in the harsh conditions. Good set of looms and planned wire routing goes a long way too
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Good set of looms and planned wire routing goes a long way too
Amen to that - this is a Ford, but these wires will never burn:


The looms are a Made-For-you Product and found at Summit. Another is this from Summit. I have a set of these for a Ford that I'll install when I need new wires in another year or so. The wires are Taylor 8mm Spiro-Pro's and I have had many sets on many different vehicles (and they look virtually identical to the MSD)

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Nice looking set up, your wires are dialed. You've definitely got more room than I'm dealing with but I think "notalent" is right, I have to put some planning time in!

Thanks guys.
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The MSD's have a shorter boot to bring the wire in closer and away from the header also some spark plugs are shorter and that can help,try a set of AC Rapidfires they run shorter and perform well, the the "shorty" Accels crapped out fast in a built 350 I ran,I give them a "thumbs down" for quality.
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didn't think about a shorter plug...good idea. Thanks.
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moroso's sucked, the blue max ones, that is.

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We have used Taylor 8MM Spiro pros for over 15 years, wont use anything else!
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That's what I ended up buying with some fasteners to help map them out. Thanks for the help everyone!
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