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IGNITION WIRES 308 GTSI

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by ria, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. ria

    ria Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    ohio
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    phill
    on my 1980 308gtsi ( 2 ) valve the ignition wires that are in the car now are TAYLOR PRO - 8 mm silicone resistor core. is there a better wire that i can use !!! or stay with same wire i have now any info!!!!! thanks.
     
  2. Jet Lag

    Jet Lag Karting

    Dec 6, 2003
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    Robert Bangs
    Others may have better info for you, but I put a set of '85 308 wires on my '79 308. They had much thicker insulation and they were actually cheeper than the '79 set. Very good results, and they are still 'Ferrari'
     
  3. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ
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    Nov 29, 2001
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    I have Taylor 8mm wires on my car, works great, starts every time and runs strong. But if you are choosy, I heard that Magnecor wires are good too.
     
  4. ria

    ria Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    were can i get this magnecor wires any body here have ever try them !!!!
     
  5. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    May 29, 2001
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    I don't know if there is a lot of differences between one wire and the next (seems everyone has a favorite) but many have spoken well of the Magnacore brand, and I know one or two local FCA members who have them on their cars, and found them to work well.

    Here is their website:http://www.magnecor.com/

    If you run a "google" search of "Magnecor wires discount", you will get some on-line sources for them. Not sure if they are really cheaper than buying directly from Magnecor. And if you are in a hurry, they will have to order them anyway....so faster from the source.
     
  6. 4Webers

    4Webers Formula Junior

    Nov 12, 2003
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    Darrell
    I just received my Magnecor 308 set, called and ordered them straight from the factory. They look good - I'll be installing them this weekend hopefully, and will let you know how everything works.
     
  7. 4Webers

    4Webers Formula Junior

    Nov 12, 2003
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    Darrell
    Oh yeah, I got them 3 days after placing my order.
     
  8. ria

    ria Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    do they have this wire as a set for the ferrari 308 !!! what did they charge you for yours!!!!
     
  9. Bryan

    Bryan Formula 3

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    Bryan Formula 3

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  11. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    May 29, 2001
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    Some have said the 8mm wires can be made to fit if you carefully trim down the jacket before inserting into the disitributor cap...
     
  12. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ
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    Tis what I did.
     
  13. 4Webers

    4Webers Formula Junior

    Nov 12, 2003
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    Darrell
    Mine is a '79 carb 308, so I ordered set #87227, it was $112.41

    They either had a set pre-made, or they made it that day.
     
  14. ria

    ria Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    phill
    i want to thank all of you for the info
     
  15. Bob Downing

    Bob Downing Karting

    Nov 7, 2003
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    NAPA sells 7mm bulk wire and all the spark plug /distributor connectors, and boots. Buy a wire crimper. The 7mm will slide in your red jackets.
    Your whole set including crimper will cost less than 65$
    Used the solid wire core on my boxer.
     
  16. Doc

    Doc Formula Junior

    Sep 13, 2001
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    Latham, New York
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    Bill Van Dyne
    Would Magnacore wires work with an injected Ferrari w the Digiplex unit? I've heard that one has to be careful re ignition wires with theses models--is ithis myth or fact? It would be great if one could safely imo.
     
  17. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    Gianluca Chegai
    I made my own with Accell kit from Pep Boys. 8mm and no need to shave the ends; they fit perfectly but use a little vaselline or silicone to slip them in the distributor.
    All the goodies come with the kit and there is more that enough wire to complete the job.
    $ 30
     
  18. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

    Sep 4, 2001
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    Bob, what brand and size plug wires did you use on your Boxer? I am upgrading to an MSD ignition on my BB512i and want to upgrade the wires at the same time.
     

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