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Plug wires - options and experiences?

Old 05-11-2009, 04:29 PM
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i have a set of autolite that fit pretty well.
its autolite pro series, 96205
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:34 PM
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cut to fit.... and why not 8.8?
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:16 PM
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For the cut to fit wires one of these crimping tools is way cool.

I found one on ebay for a lot less than this one. The tool they include with the wires is OK, but the pro crimpers make life nice... If I had to I would pay full price for a tool.

http://www.jegs.com/p/MSD/747779/10002/-1

Also, I just put a set of Taylor cut to fit wires on the Lincoln, but I have not tried them yet..
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:37 PM
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I've always seemed to have good luck with the Accels myself. I use a preset length kit, longer than needed and don't quite fit the way I'd like, but I don't always feel like cutting my own wires either.

Just don't get a cheapo crappo set.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JMD View Post
For the cut to fit wires one of these crimping tools is way cool.

I found one on ebay for a lot less than this one. The tool they include with the wires is OK, but the pro crimpers make life nice... If I had to I would pay full price for a tool.

http://www.jegs.com/p/MSD/747779/10002/-1

Also, I just put a set of Taylor cut to fit wires on the Lincoln, but I have not tried them yet..
This tool is the same as the Ideal Crimpmaster that you can pick up at any hardware store for about $40. And most of the dies run about $20. At least last I checked. I picked a set up for crimping RJ-45 connectors, and an quite happy with it. I've also got one from somewhere with dies for RG 58, 59 and 6. But I don't need the second tool. It's a great tool, and I'd be willing to let the spare one go for a good price if you want it. You'd just need to pick up the dies from somewhere.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:00 PM
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Factory Ford replacement plug wires fit...like they were made for a 302...hehheh

I prefer them. Not too flashy, correct lengths, OEM performance.

Tie them up neatly and get rid of the spiderweb.

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Old 05-11-2009, 08:23 PM
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Actually, those are the lengths I have, which is the problem. The factory placement runs them over the valve covers, not around them.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:33 PM
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Thumbs up A good tool goes a long way for pleasing results

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Old 05-11-2009, 08:34 PM
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Hey Tad I simply got the 8.5mm MSD wires from Kragan I believe and they work great. I had to cut them to length but it comes with an easy tool that just clamps on it and cuts it. It also came with a variety of boots that you can crimp on so I'm pretty sure it will have what you're looking for. If I remember right it had two different styles for the distributor cap and two different ones for the spark plug (one was short and had an angle, other was straight and longer)

I did mine with no experience (but double checking with my dad ) in probably under a half an hour, and they look great (and over the top of the valve covers too! haha)

here's a couple old pics that kind of show them, and I cleaned them up a little more after this too.



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Old 05-11-2009, 08:54 PM
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I'm leaning towards either Taylor Spiro-Pro or Moroso Ultra 40 cut-to-fit. Both have 135* plug boots, unlike MSD's, and seem to have some good wire properties.
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