Whichignition Box?

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  1. 89stang1

    89stang1 Stroked and Juiced

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    price and ford racing wires are 1200-1500 ohms per foot compared to msd 50ohms then i'll throw in the fact that out of two sets of ford wires i have owned both began to arc because of splits!
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    I have had 2 sets of FR wires and both sets I had a problem with the spark plug boot after they were warm, would loose their grip on the spark plug then fall over and melt on the header and create an arc and miss. I have not had that problem with any other plug wire. I will never use a Ford Racing plug wire again.
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  3. Noobz347

    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

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    I stick with Taylor wires almost exclusively now.
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    i still have the FRPP wires on my car for now. my next set will be a hand made set up that fits MY motor!
  5. 89stang1

    89stang1 Stroked and Juiced

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    wish i could afford Taylor id have them also!
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    Gearbanger 101 we love us some gays up here Super Mod

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    Makes me feel good about having bought a set of FRPP wires. :bang:
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    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

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    :lol: Maybe the Canadia wires will be better? :shrug:
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    Gearbanger 101 we love us some gays up here Super Mod

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    True....I mean....aren't most things Canadian? :shrug: :canada:
  9. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    fixed that for you
  10. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Brand new Taylor wires here. Followed the cjecklist by jrickter an still no start. Seems to me the spark is weak though
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    oh, the weak spark is with the factory ignition. Getying nothing with the Summit box
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    What the voltage going into the coil?
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    You think maybe you have a coil saturation problem?
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    not sure what that means but it sounds like the coil would need replaced?
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    fwiw, i was running a Summit branded ignition box, yhe older Mallory made units along with an MSD Blaster 8227 coil. Went to start the car after turbo install and mild wire tuck and got cranking only. No issues with ethe car prior, but I suspected the ignition ox. Bypassed it and am now getting that weak spark, no spark with the summit box now
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    Hmmmm... My suspicion would then be a wiring problem.
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    i didnt touch any of the factory stuff or that wiring other than moving the coil to the inner fender. Ran all of jrickters checklist and everything checks out
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    Maybe you have a small cut in the coil wire insulation? :shrug:

    Have you run the pitch dark arcing test yet?
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    brand new wires, but i triedswapping back some old ones I had too. No change

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