Re: MSD plug wires
Just thought I'd give my opinion on a new set of MSD plug wires, for those that might be considering these.
I didn't want red wires under my hood (looks like a circus) but MSD makes a black set as well.
These wires are about $80 and that's twice the cost of most but I thought I'd take a chance and see. Dealing with Amazon, you can always return them.
Super conductor wire set PN- 31373- for BBC- socket style for old school distributor caps with the female ports, 8.5 mm BLACK, with gray boots.
Lowest resistance at 40-50 ohms per foot. (allot of others are around 500 ohms)
High EMI suppression
Dual crimp terminals for a strong connection
The boots can be bent for header clearance and they stay bent.
The quality is excellent, assembled in Mexico. The clearance is great with the bendable boots. The bite on the spark plug is excellent. Overall, worth the extra money in quality. Not too much room left with the bigger boots on the distrib. cap, but they fit. They also give the plastic numbers for each wire that fit up near the cap as well. I have the wire looms and only had a problem with #7 and the steering shaft, as it was very close to the loom. I left that wire out of the loom. Here are there lengths
#1 and 2-39"
#3 and 4- 36"
I have a 6al box, blaster coil from 10 years back, and an MSD distributor. All are over 10 years old and perform beautifully. Never a problem.
Yes, all these MSD parts cost more than most, but from my backyard, they never miss a beat.
I agree. These are great wires. I have the red ones. The boots are a perfect length, allow a great hand grip, they are bendable, and they stay bent. In addition, I have not seen the boots discolor from header heat. Mine have been on about six years and they still look brand new. I have taken the boots on and off the spark plugs many, many, many times and they are all still tight and give that nice snap when they go on. You cannot go wrong with these wires. Here is a pic that shows how you can bend the boots to fit right between the headers and stay clear of heat. I routed mine "high and wide" and chewed up some of the "extra length" at the distributor, then, I used spacers to make it look clean.
1970 Chevelle SS396 (408), Fathom Blue,
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