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Best copper core none resistor wires

PostPost by: loueelotus » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:44 am

Hi, With so many ignition wires around some feedback on changing my ignition wires on my S2 1965.. What are the best copper core none resistor wires.. and the best place to purchase them..

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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:20 am

They are all the same. Copper is copper. I really don't understand people spending megadollars on spark plug cables. The only thing I've noted is that the original plastic insulated wires are far more tolerant of abrasion than the silicon stuff. You have to be very careful to separate silicone insulated cables form each other and any other components as vibration against anything - even soft things - can quickly wear through the insulation. Check the terminal ends too to see the quality of the crimping and terminals. There's nothing more frustrating than having the cables pull out of the terminals.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:55 am

best read a bit about wire types

https://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm

Buy a set of magnecor wires and you should never need to replace them. It is the quality of the total wire system construction that counts not just the type of core wire. Worked for me for many many years without any issues

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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:00 am

I always use Bosch ignition leads. Same as OEM so you can be certain of the quality. No marketing hyperbole and cheap too. I've yet to hear of any circumstance where there has been an increase in BHP attributed to a change in brand of an already functioning set of ignition leads.

https://au.bosch-automotive-shop.com/vp ... eyNumber=8

We don't want to reach a situation the same as the HI Fi world where people are willing to pay $500+ for a set of snake oil speaker leads.
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PostPost by: loueelotus » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:21 am

Thank all .. I will go with copper core non resistor cables etc.. through Magnecor 7mm.. Spoke to them and at a decent price.. They are better for older cars according to them..

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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Remember that resistor wires exist for a reason, and that is a very good reason. If you do not have suppression somewhere in your cables, expect to be tracked down and potentially fined quite heavily... your car will be easy to locate when running. Copper wires by themselves make a nasty mess of any broadcast.

In the U.S., I'd expect the FCC to locate you rather quickly.
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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:47 pm

I use solid copper plug leads with NGK resistor plug caps.
I used these on a Hillman Imp race engine that revved to 9000rpm with no problems.
Old school!!
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