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My fellow forum members.

The recent contest between my Trooper's plug wires and local gang of pack rats ended in a one sided victory for aforementioned pack rats!

Does anyone have a set of spark plug wires they would sell? Or maybe an aftermarket source? I searched the forum but can't find anything.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Dave in Phx

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Rocmoc is correct, I do not use the plastic cover that mounts over the cylinder head. It just traps heat. For my ignition I purchased an Accel super pack coil #140018 on Ebay for about $75 with shipping. Then I purchased a set of Belden EDGE spark plug wires from NAPA #700912. I think it was about #35. The Accel super pack is higher voltage for a stronger spark and the plug wires clip on real nice. You do have to drill and tap one hole to mount the coil on the stock bracket.The plug side of the wires fits the hole length fine but you do have to use a grinder to make the top part slightly smaller to fit the hole in the heads main aluminum cover. This is real easy to do by spinning the insulator in your fingers while holding it up to a flat faced grinding wheel. My bench grinder worked great for that. The length of the plug wires is good. I picked up a matching mail harness plug for the coil at a local junk yard. It makes for a good solid, higher quality, trouble free setup.

Lenny

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Thanks guys. I had the cover off mine, too. That's how the RATS go to them. Sucks having to park it outside, but wife demands her indoor parking.....Lenny, I will try to adapt the Accel and Belkin parts for easier replacement in the future. Also sounds like it will produce better spark for cleaner burn. Now it's time to go varmint hunting........

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My fellow forum members.

The recent contest between my Trooper's plug wires and local gang of pack rats ended in a one sided victory for aforementioned pack rats!

Does anyone have a set of spark plug wires they would sell? Or maybe an aftermarket source? I searched the forum but can't find anything.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Dave in Phx

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I should have wires in stock.Not sure if i have 3 or 4 wires.

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I went to local Oreilly's Auto to buy MSD coil and wires but price was about $85 for coil/$125 for wires. That's too much for my little Chinese buggy so I went with standard coil and wire set for 2001 Ford Escort 4cyl. Had to trim some insulation from plug end of wires and go to junk yard (Homeless Depot) for correct harness plug for coil. Hooked it all up and voila! Works great!! Runs smoother than before. I need to modify bracket on rear of head to mount coil properly so no pics yet. I will do that tomorrow and post part #'s, prices and pictures. Thanks for all the advice on this!

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Rocmoc is correct, I do not use the plastic cover that mounts over the cylinder head. It just traps heat. For my ignition I purchased an Accel super pack coil #140018 on Ebay for about $75 with shipping. Then I purchased a set of Belden EDGE spark plug wires from NAPA #700912. I think it was about #35. The Accel super pack is higher voltage for a stronger spark and the plug wires clip on real nice. You do have to drill and tap one hole to mount the coil on the stock bracket.The plug side of the wires fits the hole length fine but you do have to use a grinder to make the top part slightly smaller to fit the hole in the heads main aluminum cover. This is real easy to do by spinning the insulator in your fingers while holding it up to a flat faced grinding wheel. My bench grinder worked great for that. The length of the plug wires is good. I picked up a matching mail harness plug for the coil at a local junk yard. It makes for a good solid, higher quality, trouble free setup.

Lenny

Lenny, How did you hook up the three wires coming off the coil you have 1-yellow,orange and a purple how do you know which wire go were on the male plug
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Ok folks, job done. Me-1, Rats-1. Removed old chewed wires and coil pack. Went to Oreilly's and got coil and wires for 2001 Ford Escort. Coil Pak-Master Pro 2-5186 and Wires Omni Spark 9454 for about $60 total. Then went to local salvage yard and clipped harness plug from coil on Escort. $4.50 for plug. Removed mounting plate from rear of head to cut opening for new coil to fit, drilled two 1/4" holes and bolted that baby in place. Spliced wires for plug in same sequence as old plug (L-L, M-M, R-R). Per Lenny's post I had to trim some rubber from plug end of wires and then installed new wires. Wires weren't snug in valve cover so I re-installed plastic cover to hold in place. Wires are a little long but not a problem. I swear this thing runs better now, smoother idle and a bit more responsive. Starts better, too! In preparation for June trip to N Rim Grand Canyon with my Bro and Nephew I took the rig to Williams, AZ today for some high altitude testing. What a day!! Joyner performed flawlessly. Also had high beam and turn signal switch fail this week. Replaced with common toggle switches and off to the races!

Oh the joy of making Joyners normal......

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Lenny, How did you hook up the three wires coming off the coil you have 1-yellow,orange and a purple how do you know which wire go were on the male plug

Sorry for the delay, you probably have it hooked up by now. Checked my coil wiring and what I show is that the center wire is the 12v+ with each side wire going to the computer which grounds it to initiate the spark. I would assume that the right wire on the new coil would hook to the same wire that went to the right wire on the old coil. Don't worry if your wrong, it just won't start. If this is the case, just switch the outside wires. Kinarfis picture will probably give you the information of which wire goes where.

Lenny

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Sorry for the delay, you probably have it hooked up by now. Checked my coil wiring and what I show is that the center wire is the 12v+ with each side wire going to the computer which grounds it to initiate the spark. I would assume that the right wire on the new coil would hook to the same wire that went to the right wire on the old coil. Don't worry if your wrong, it just won't start. If this is the case, just switch the outside wires. Kinarfis picture will probably give you the information of which wire goes where.

Lenny

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