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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - ignition cables
what kind of ignition cables are you using in your (rover ) powered MG B?
I am using a standard SD1 engine and would like to have a stonger spark.
|I used Taylor Vertex High Performance Pro Series 8mm part #078355 98.00cdn for my 69 Rover 3.5 1974 1/2 MGB conversion. And so far (3 driving seasons) I am happy with them|
|I have Taylor 8 mm wires on one, Accel 8 mm on the other. Both seem to be more than adequate. Taylor wires are a bit more flexible, have a nicer insulation & have the best spark plug boots I have ever used, with groved flats on each side to provide a good gripping surface for removal.|
Bigger plug wires will do little to improve performance by themselves and are really unnecessary unless you are upgrading the coil. Stock wires are fine with a stock coil. If you upgrade the coil, then upgrade the wires.
|For the point type ignition systems I would recommend Accel's copper core wires for the hottest spark conductivity and cost efficiency...|
7mm = $15.95
8mm = $23.88
But for those with HEI ignitions it is required that you run a FIELD(not necessary to have to suppress the spark itself)with a spiral suppressive wire.
Accel 10.8mm = $89.99
-this is advertised as 150 ohms per foot resistance, but is comparable to 50 ohm wires.(heaviest gauge wire)
Accel 8.8mm(300+ series)= $63.99
- 150 ohms per foot
Taylors comparable wire to the Accel 10.8mm is their 10.44mm wires (Thundervolt 50 series)= $111.99
- 50 ohms per foot.
And lastly, pertronix "high performance" wires are rated at 500 ohms per foot..weak.
|MSD 8 mm wire The best in the market thus far. Under $50|
|I had mistook MSD as being too high in resistance, when it actually provides "suppressive qualities equal to that of a 1500 ohms per foot resistance" wire, BUT with the actual 40-50 ohms per foot resistance.|
This at a price I see listed for around $60.
|I just replaced my MSD 8 mm (blue) wires with their 8.5 mm wires, and I got these in black. I also use the MSD pro-billet distributor and 6AL ignition box.|
|Michael S. Domanowski|
|I know that MSD's distributors are one of the best, if not thee best.|
I have always been intrigued by the multi-spark devices..do they really make a noticeable/appreciable difference?
I had purchased a 6AL once, but never installed it. Something about it, or the installation deterred me.
|The MSD 6 series boxes are terrific. I have used them in almost all my cars for over 25 years.|
Proof of their effectiveness is the increase in idle speed after installation with no other changes.
The MDS 6A 6T & other models are completely compatible with a Pertronics conversion to your stock distributer.
Couple this with a good set of 8mm wires & you have a top performing ignition system without spending big dollars, not cheep, but under $400.00. The 6A box is around $225.00, Pertronixs from $67.00 depending upon the source, plug wires from $40.00 up.
|Appreciate that perspection Jim. |
I will definately be taking another look at those discharge boxes.
Nothing like a Hot spark(s).
This thread was discussed between 28/07/2004 and 30/07/2004
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