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Old 02-23-2017, 03:12 PM
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Default Spark plug wires question for you all.

If one is going with universal wires on a FE motor, 390 in this case. Is it necessary and correct to run straight or 90 degree elbow ends at the head?

Both the cars I have sitting here have the straight ends. Currently running stock manifolds if that is relevant.

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Old 02-23-2017, 03:37 PM
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If you are talking about concours correct then the ends would be straight. However I've seen aftermarket wires that were at a 90 so either one will work. I normally use the Motorcraft replacement wires that have the straight ends in red.

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If you are talking about concours correct then the ends would be straight. However I've seen aftermarket wires that were at a 90 so either one will work. I normally use the Motorcraft replacement wires that have the straight ends in red.

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Thank John, I've left concours correct way behind me... just wondering what works the best operationally if you don't care about correctness.
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The quality of the wires is more important than whether they have straight or bent ends. You get what you pay for when it comes to spark plug wires. Cheap wires will usually break down faster. That's why I try to stay with Motorcraft or other name brand wires.

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The quality of the wires is more important than whether they have straight or bent ends. You get what you pay for when it comes to spark plug wires. Cheap wires will usually break down faster. That's why I try to stay with Motorcraft or other name brand wires.

John
Yeah, I was looking at a set of Accel 8mm universal wires. I need to make a new set, learned the last set is to short for the high rise valve covers I plan to run next.

I gave up on premade wires a long time ago, they never seemed to fit to my liking. The set I have now I made and made them to short to run around the covers, I made them to go over the covers.

Thank for the help John.

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I just went through this and my first set by Taylor were crap. My second set was much better, available over the counter, MSD Street Fire. The spark plug ends are pre-installed and can be bent slightly. The distributor end you do yourself with their crimp tool provided in the kit. About $50 and you're done.
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