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Old 05-26-2005, 01:45 AM   #1
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i am really looking for mainly two things....
first a samco sports reducer (the 4"to 3") a post here says you can find them for like 15 bucks but the only ones i find are like 50!? someone wanna help me?(would a plumbing one from home depot work? or does it need a higher heat tolerance?)
Second Msd Blaster coils for our bonnies....part 8224. ? any help?
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Do NOT use a Home Depot plumbing coupler. You have a plastic upper intake manifold. When the torque of the motor rocks it in the mounts, the filter/heat shield hits the under side of the hood. The Home Depot coupler can't flex, which means the total force is transmitted to your plastic intake.

I don't have that problem for two reasons. I have a silcone flexible reducer like you're seeking, and I have a supercharger that can handle the stress, but let me give you an example of what I'm talking about, and imagine it with the hood closed:

http://www.williamwren.com/flex.mpg

Buy the 8224 coils from Jegs or Summit. I believe Jegs is the best price. Honestly, they're not going to gain you much power, and you MIGHT notice it in the mid range rpms, and a slightly smoother idle.
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Hgmm, Hgmmm...I must chime in

There is a reducer that is very flexible they sell at the hardware stores. But as for heat goes, im sure it sucks *** compared to a true reducer.
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I got lucky on my rice pipe. The difference in size wasn't bad and was able to stretch the one that came with the pipe.
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I'm running the MSD coils right njow in my car...Definantly noticed a smoother idle....Snapier throttle response, and a slight increase in my fuel mileage.
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I'm running the MSD coils right njow in my car...Definantly noticed a smoother idle....Snapier throttle response, and a slight increase in my fuel mileage.
I was gonna offer to buy some stuff from Gordy...but since you already stole it all...
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wow...i never knew our motors flexed that much... that engine looked like it might leap...
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thanks a ton for the input guys. Btw willwren the reducer i saw at home depot is the rubber one...not pvc. And the MSD'* are partial perfomance im seeking and also part of my full engine tune-up. I just want quality parts.

Ill probably be doing intake and coils very soon. might post pics when i do so.
Lastly Should i change my wires w/ those coils? Up it to 8.5mm?? or just keep it reg size for now.

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For the plug wires some of the popular wires are MSD, Taylor, Magnecore, and Belden.
I prefer Belden Max premium 8mm wires because they are available from NAPA, and their quality is outstanding and their warranty is lifetime.
If yo get the Belden wires from NAPA request wires for a 1995 SSEi with supercharger -if you request for the non-supercharged you will get 7MM wires. Apparently with the Series II'* you only get 7MM wires.
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I just purchased the Belden'* today, at Napa. EXCELLENT wires. Although my car is still running very off.. they are still nice. $37 too. Bought 'em for a '93 N/A and they were 8MM.


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