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Hello Guys!!!
Started early this morning to replaced the spark plugs on my 80 308 gtsi.
When I remove the spark plug wires, I found that it is wire wound. Is this the original for his car or I can put a different type of spark plug wires as long as it is 7mm?

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Rudy Javier
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Wire wound should be OK. I put the Magnacor racing wires on my car with no problems. http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm

They have a wire wound core. I went with the 7mm but I am pretty sure I could have fit 8mm into the cap. I don't know about the original wires (other than they are VERY expensive), the wires that came on my car were cheap aftermarket ones. I paid like $115 for the Magnacor wires.
 

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Thank Pete :D
I visited the site, It was very informative. There's a lot of things that I learned today.

Thanks again for posting the link.
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Rudy,
My 348TB still has the factory spark cables, but I switched to the inductive radio frequency suppression spark cables many years ago for my 1969 Mustang. These are the wire-wound cables to which you refer.
The old Ford cables consisted of a synthetic filamentous core that was impregnated with carbon to suppress the radio frequency interference (RFI) that was generated by the ignition system spark. These cables had pretty high electrical resistance per foot and tended slowly fail with time due to gradually increasing resistance in one or more segments until they finally failed completely. The inductive cables have a non-conducting core with a helically wound fine stainless steel or nichrome (as used in wire-wound resistors) wire. Electrically, this would have a very low d.c. resistance but a very high impedance (rf resistance) to the RFI. An added benefit is that they are very resistant to breakage of the fine wire conductor due to constant flexion of the cable. I have found that the outer insulating sheath of the cable cracks before the wire fails (except when you might have corrosion of the connectors at the ends of the cable.
My cables are manufactured by Borg-Warner and were less than $35 for the Mustang V8 engine. I have seen them sold at Pep Boys and Kragen auto part stores. They most likely do not stock cables pre-cut for f-cars, but I've been told by friends that they have purchased two sets of 6 cylinder car cables for a V-12 or an 8 cable set of equal or longer lengths for their V-8 f-car.

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BIll,

That was very informative. I really appreciate it!!!
Welcome to the site and post your car so we can see it.

Thanks again,Bill

Rudy Javier
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