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6V plug wires

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Post by 62wild1 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:22 pm

Does anyone have better luck with certain brands of plug wires over others. I was told the Belden solid core wire works better with the 6V system but it seems hard to find. I called NAPA and they have sets for old tractors PN BEL700172 but they say (Low OHM Distributed Resistance Core) which I think is stranded wire but not copper according to the parts counter folks so I might try one of them there kits. Is there a magic wire store somwhere?



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Re: 6V plug wires

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:52 pm

I always bought rolls of stranded Belden from NAPA. It was cheaper than buying kits and made lots of wires. Ask if they still sell it by the roll.
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Post by 62wild1 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:59 pm

I tried that route but they don't seem to carry it anymore. Maybe they just don't have it in my area. I tried several parts stores and they looked like deer in the headlights...............

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Re: 6V plug wires

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Post by 108 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:43 am

I've been using the solid core wires that came with my aftermarket coil for decades, along with resistor plugs. I should be easy to find some low resistance RFI wire(the type with a thin conductor wire wound around the core), any junk yard usually has several cars with near new replacement wires

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Post by 62wild1 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:36 pm

Mark, I gave them a call and they stated they have wires with connectors at both ends but don't have the type of wire that you can screw into a coils.

Thanks for the link

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Post by radarv » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:07 am

62wild, have you tryied ebay? I know you can get 7mm & 8mm solid core plug wire on the tractor & farm engine search there, they sell it by the foot. works great on my antique tractors & hit & miss engines. If you still have a hard time finding some pm me. I may have another place. regards, radar

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Post by 62wild1 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:25 pm

Thanks, I did get some at Antique Cycle Supply here in MI but he stated that Belden wire works best and they don't make it anymore. I think it all comes from the Asian countries now. The coil I am using has the wire screw in at the coil side.

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Re: 6V plug wires

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Post by john HD » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:06 pm

62 wild,

go with radar's advice, check your local farm store.

i just picked up a solid wire set for my john deere at farm and fleet.

john

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