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Spark Plug Wires (1/5)
 2/16/19 8:07pm
Christian
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Houston, TX - USA

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1971 LS5 Convertible 4 sp


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I am suspecting a couple of my spark plug wires not to make good contact anymore. One of my boots is broken too.
So I figure it is time to change the whole set.
A year ago, I installed a PerTronix Ignitor III and it worked well. I am wondering if I need to take this into consideration when shopping for spark plug wires.
Also, it makes sense to have low resistance wires but it looks like they never come braided. I need braided (radio).
I have been looking for a set that meets the following:
- fit a 1971 Corvette Big Block 454
- Braided
- Compatible with the Electronic Ignition (i.e. that let me have the full benefit of it)
PerTronix sells spark plug wires but none of theirs is braided.
Can't find one.
Any idea?
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Re: Spark Plug Wires (2/5)
 2/16/19 8:29pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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I don't remember if they're still available but Sorensen used to make spark plug wires that had a solid stainless steel conductor that was spiral wound around a carbon core and that was designed to suppress RFI.

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Re: Spark Plug Wires (3/5)
 2/18/19 8:59pm
Christian
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1971 LS5 Convertible 4 sp


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Thanks. I have been looking for it but can find it.
Re: Spark Plug Wires (4/5)
 2/18/19 10:17pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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Here's just one from a aftermarket Corvette supplier. I'm sure there are many others out there if you just use Google. Took me about 5 minutes. https://www.mamotorworks.com/Corvette/product/corvette-spark-plug-wire-set-v8-big-block-with-radio-617537-1

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Re: Spark Plug Wires (5/5)
 2/20/19 12:22am
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1974 Stingray and 2004 Six-speed Convertible


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Lectric Limited out of Bedford Park, IL has braided spark plug wire sets. Many of the aftermarket Corvette suppliers like Mid America, Ecklers, Bairs, Volunteer Vette also sell the same sets as you get from Lectric Limited. I would just check several of them to see who has the best price but most of them will come from Lectric Limited. I have seen them cheaper from several of our Supporting Vendors than you can actually get them from the source.