Where do I get good spark plug wires?

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Where do I get good spark plug wires?

Postby Kurt Combs » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:15 am

I bought a set from a parts store and they would work, but were not long enough to use the factory supports on my 460 (from a 1977 F150). I would like good quality wires that are either cut to fit or really designed for my engine. Any help appreciated.
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Re: Where do I get good spark plug wires?

Postby cep62 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:22 pm

I've had good luck with Taylor .

If you're fussy about how they look , I'd suggest getting cut to fit. :2cents:

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Re: Where do I get good spark plug wires?

Postby Kurt Combs » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:02 pm

I looked at Napa Auto Parts online and the good cut to fit are around $150 and pre-made one $30-40. I like the lower price, but I don't want to waste time bringing them home and then having to return them, did that once already. Just want good wires that reach the plugs and the supports. I guess the best way to do it is to measure mine and compare in the store before purchase.
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Re: Where do I get good spark plug wires?

Postby MadMike » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:31 pm

Problem is most store bought wires are fairly generic. Last set of generic wires I bought for my Fairmont's 302 was the same part number for the same year F250 460. That explains why there are a few wires are just a tad too long.

Unless you need some uber high suppression wires 10mm in diameter, any 7-8mm wire set will be fine for your street engine. Just test each wire for correct resistance/ft for your application.

I have used Taylors in the past, I liked their finished construction and the meaty boots were very easy to grab for install/removal. Pretty easy to keep clean and their color choice is nice.

MSD cables were a bit much, they were thick, but also hard to route in tighter spots, don't expect to use factory style wire holders.
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Re: Where do I get good spark plug wires?

Postby sargentrs » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:53 am

I put these on my Fairlane after I switched to a Duraspark ignition. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-72600 I was really impressed with the quality and the length was twice what was needed. I would recommend investing in a good set of crimpers though. I struggled with plug wire crimping before I got these https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-900399/overview/ Now my wires have that factory rolled crimp look and feel.
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