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

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    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

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    • #3
      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

      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        John are they an exact fit wire set? John

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        • #5
          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
          Tim K.
          \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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          • #6
            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

            JDP Maryland

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            • #7
              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.


              [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
              Museum R-4 engine
              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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              • #8
                An SDC friend just told me today that mopar 318 wires were a near perfect fit for his Hawk.
                64 Champ long bed V8
                55/53 Studebaker President S/R
                53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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