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    I have a 1951 Commander that is still running 6 volt system and I want to replace the spark plug wires. Is there any advantage in keeping the solid copper wire over the newer type? I have installed a musical horn that works fine until I start the engine then I get alot of interference . I am running horn off of 2 6volt lantern batterys hooked in series so there is no conection to the charging system and I know the spark plug wires are bad.

  • #2
    Brian Scott makes a nice set of V-8 wires; check with JDP or Ray Fichthorn, I know those two sell them. Perhaps some other vendors as well (SASCO?)


    55 Commander Starlight
    62 Daytona hardtop
    55 Commander Starlight


    • #3
      I appreciate the input but I was wondering if there has been someone who has used the modern wire as oppossed to copper wire and pro & con of both. I can get both but not sure witch way yo go.


      • #4
        Go with the modern wires. There's no real advantage to the copper ones unless you just like static in your radio.[xx(]

        Miscreant at large.

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe
        1957 President 2-dr
        1955 President State
        1951 Champion Biz cpe
        1963 Daytona project FS
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        • #5
          Thank you very much. I have entered the Newport hill climb the last 3 years and have done well and I was not sure how well the new style wires work on the older cars.