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Old 01-08-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Sparkplug wire tuning tip.

Hey all,

Thought I would pass on something that I feel improves the performance
of our cars.

I have used Mallory Pro-sidewinder wires on many of my performance
engines. I have used them with great results on Turbo Saabs, Turbo Volvo'*,
and many small and big block Chevy'* and Fords. Well even though I have
brand new AC Delco'* on my 97 SSEI, I thought hmmmm... wonder what
my Bonnie would run like with them ?

So, I went to a supplier I use on E-bay and ordered up a set of # 937
Mallory red Pro-sidewinder wires for Chevy 8mm big -block w/HEI male
towers. These wires are sold for $29.95 w/ $7.00 shipping. This price
is 60% of what you would pay at Summit or a speed shop.

When I received my wires, I took out and used the (3) longest, and the (3)
shortest wires. They fit like they were made for the 3800. These wires
feature less than 300 ohms p/ft and are heat resistant to 500 degrees.

Now I'm not one to claim that sparkplug wires will give any appreciable
gains if you are already in a good state of tune. BUT, in this case, the
wires made a difference, and it was noticable. I not only felt a difference
in the butt dyno, but also the way the car boosts.

As I said earlier in my post, I have used these many, many times with great
results. Only this time i used them on the my 3800 and they work well !
For $37.00 bucks, next time you need to get wired, give them a try.
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Cool.........post some pics. of them wires.
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Cool.........post some pics. of them wires.
Look at one of the pictures of Willwrens cars. I believe he either
had a set, or is using a set.

Maybe he will chime in with his own take on these wires.
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Default spark plug wires

who is yuor supplier? we as bonneville owners would like to know
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who is yuor supplier? we as bonneville owners would like to know
My suppier is a wholesaler on E-bay that goes by the username -Chimptoast.

He has a big Wholesale business in NJ. If you go to E-bay and do a search
for Mallory spark plug wires, you'll find his listings. He is a power seller and has
over a thousand positive feedbacks. While you are there, visit his E-bay
store. He has many other auto parts as well.

Hope this helps.
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The red wires generally are Taylor or MSD, I belive willwren is or WAS running red Taylors, first time i have heard Mallory mentioned on this site..
Personally, if you saw a gain from the new wires, it could be that there was a small issue with the other wires that were i there, even i they were new AC delcos. My MSD wires failed after 8000miles for instance, they should not have.
I run Belden Premium wires from Napa, they work great. I would stick with 8mm as well.
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Matt,

The ACDelco wires may have not been up to snuff, but I had no issues with
them other than the fact I prefer Mallory.

I like the fact that they are 8mm as well. More insulation against heat.

If you get a chance, check out all of Willwrens pictures. I could swear he had
a set on one of his cars. Let me know if you find the picture.
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Willwren has not run any Mallorys, to my knowledge. Those red ones were Taylors. But he has Beldins now, I believe.
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