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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2001, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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anyone else using motorsport wires???

Im on my 3rd set of 9mm ford racing wires and just like the last set, after about 6 months its developing a miss. The last set had a wire arcing right through the bend in the 90 degree boot to the exh. manifold(initially only after the engine was warmed up and only at low rpm cruise),But after a while, it would be arcing across at idle .

Now this 3rd replacement set is starting to do it but at this point, only crusing up a hill in high gear so i can`t pinpoint which wire is failing. This time i got a red set thinking it would change my bad luck with the blue ones.

Being that i have had problems with three sets already, i can`t be the only one. Looks like i may be shelling out $60.00 on a set of MSDs soon.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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Re: anyone else using motorsport wires???

This is bad news for me, I have been using red motorsports wires for about six months now, I will have to keep an eye on them...

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Re: anyone else using motorsport wires???

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I've heard a lot of people on this forum experiance trouble with these wires. Enough that I know I'm not splurging my hard earned 60 cent CDN dollars on a set.

I'm pretty tight when it comes to blowing dough on parts, but I did shell out for a set of Jacobs wires 9 years ago on my Mopar smallblock (which are notorious for their cross firing caps and underhood spark show from the wires). Guess what ? They're still working fine.

I can't afford most Jacobs products but I swear by their extra thick caps, rotors and their spark plug wires. As it stands with the Bronco, I'm using those $10.00 Crane 8mm wires that were on an e-sale direct from Crane last Spring, wish I'd bought more sets !!!

If you're going to splurge on custom wires you ought to check out the dozens of custom wire manufacturers and the ones that have lifetime warantees (like Jacobs). It might be the last set you ever have to buy.

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where do you get your Jacobs caps and rotors from. I searched Jegs,Summit,etc. and could not find them. Do you have the parts numbers for the 302.

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I bought mine direct from Jacobs with my Uncle Visa over the phone. Sorry about not knowing the Ford part numbers but I was considerably richer when I equipped the Mopar and right now I don't have the extra scratch to spring for a Jacobs set up for the Bronco.

In the Spring, when I needed them, I had to settle for a Wells Gold series cap and rotor. Try their website, the last time I was there it was getting more comprehensive.

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Re: anyone else using motorsport wires???

I put on some the motorsport blue wires early on in the year and so far no probs. Did notice they had some of the wrong numbers on em like 2 #5 plug wires and were a bit long for some of the runs. Prob next time ill get another brand.

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Re: anyone else using motorsport wires???

I'm running Motorsport blue wires for over a year and they have worked fine so far. My BRONCO started missing a couple of days ago though. I replaced the rotor and cap and everything is fine for now. There still seems to be a lack of power at low RPMs though, most likely due the the 35" rubber, 3.55 gears, and weak ass 5.0 (what a bad combo).


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