Correct spark plug wires

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Ju5T
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Correct spark plug wires

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Post by Ju5T » 10 Sep 2019, 22:14

Trying to get a new set of spark plug wires and there are 2 different kinds one being "with smog" other "w/o smog" what is the difference?

Im running a stock ignition system on a 289 in California btw
Currently restoring my 1968 Cougar base model C code. Stock bore/heads 289. Non stock parts include: 500 cfm edelbrock AVS2 carb, performer series intake manifold, X pipe 40 series Flowmasters

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Re: Correct spark plug wires

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Post by 67427GT500 » 10 Sep 2019, 22:53

The smog wires have an insulator on them to keep them from burning on the air injection manifolds on smog cars. If you're not in a concours class why would you bother with Marti factory type wires to begin with? I'd change to a pertronix igniter and be done with the points.
I'm sorry you're in Commieforia too. lol

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Re: Correct spark plug wires

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Post by Ju5T » 11 Sep 2019, 12:42

Ok yea I got wires from pep boys but they gave me the wrong ones.. so I stopped by npd and that's all they had. I'll look into wires I can get online. As for the ignition I need to put money elsewhere at the moment. The car has been sitting for 8 years so I'm just getting her driving for now.

Yea tell me about it Cali just passed a law denying registration to all 2010 and below diesel trucks over a certain payload which includes a truck my brother owns so uh not too happy about that to say the least >:(
Currently restoring my 1968 Cougar base model C code. Stock bore/heads 289. Non stock parts include: 500 cfm edelbrock AVS2 carb, performer series intake manifold, X pipe 40 series Flowmasters

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Re: Correct spark plug wires

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Post by 67427GT500 » 12 Sep 2019, 23:41

I'm originally from So Ca. I grew up in Lakewood. The only thing I miss is the weather. I feel for anyone who is productive and the place has now become a glimpse of Socialism and what this nation will look like under it. I left in 2003. I can only imagine the conundrum now of registering my Shelby there would be like.
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Re: Correct spark plug wires

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Post by Ju5T » 15 Sep 2019, 23:15

Yea weather, beach, and family is the only reason i'm here still. My car has been in non op for a while I can't wait to see what the registration cost will be :/ I have a 2005 wrx as my daily and pretty much all I can do to it is intake, exhaust, and flash a tune between smogs thanks to C.A.R.B haha
Currently restoring my 1968 Cougar base model C code. Stock bore/heads 289. Non stock parts include: 500 cfm edelbrock AVS2 carb, performer series intake manifold, X pipe 40 series Flowmasters

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