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johns66
06-17-2007, 03:44 PM
going to install new plug wires on my 62 Hawk, question which is better copper or silicone? or does it make a difference? thanks.

Mike Van Veghten
06-17-2007, 03:59 PM
Copper or silicone.......these two things are totally different items!
One transmits electrons...the other keeps those electrons within boundries.

Silicone is currently one of the best wire insulators.

Copper wire will tell the electricity where to go...but may also interfere with your radio and ignition if you have a CD (MSD, Crane, Mallory, Pertronix, etc.) box of some kind.

Currently the better material is a Monel, spiral wrapped core that has much the same properties of copper as far as electricity movement, but also has very good RFI (radio frequencity interference) properties. While some may be slightly better than others...most all are better than the ignition wires of 15+ years ago.

You'll be happy with most any mid-grade or higher spiral wrapped plug wire set from your local parts house.

Mike

JDP
06-17-2007, 04:08 PM
I sell reproductions of the V8 wires done by Brian Scott's company and he does NASCAR wires. $30 to your door. They are high performance radio suppression wires.

JDP/Maryland

64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

johns66
06-17-2007, 06:43 PM
John are they an exact fit wire set? John

GTtim
06-17-2007, 08:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

I sell reproductions of the V8 wires done by Brian Scott's company and he does NASCAR wires. $30 to your door. They are high performance radio suppression wires.



Yes, they fit great and look original.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

JDP
06-17-2007, 09:28 PM
Yep, they are cut to length from a factory set.

JDP/Maryland

64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

53k
06-18-2007, 06:14 PM
quote:Originally posted by johns66

going to install new plug wires on my 62 Hawk, question which is better copper or silicone? or does it make a difference? thanks.

On our 2003 Route 66 trip I was having some starting problems. We finally determined that it was bad spark plug wires. One of my fellow travelers sent me to the local NAPA in Needles, CA and told me to ask for a set of wires for a 454 Chevrolet. I did, but the only one they had was an Accel set of solid core wires. They made our walkie talkies and my AM-FM radio useless for the rest of the trip. The problem was compounded by the wires being 8mm rather than the 7mm of a standard set. I couldn't get them into the looms and still replace the stainless shielding so I had to run without it.


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'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Kdancy
06-19-2007, 08:19 PM
An SDC friend just told me today that mopar 318 wires were a near perfect fit for his Hawk.