Peter Zaborski wrote:
> I know exactly what you mean about the speed shops and their v8 slant. I
> went through this exact same process last summer. At the time I was
> hoping to get some original style green wires (my car still had the
> original Lucas Rists wires then). No luck anywhere...
> So off I went to the speedshops to see what they had. All sorts of wires
> (Accel and some others) available in v8 do it yourself kits only. TRF
> was backordered on the green wires (this proved to be a blessing for
> once). BPNW also advertised the green wires but their are a brand whose
> name I don't recall (although they are British made). A lister denounced
> these wires in another post at the time as being very poor quality. TRF
> was also out of the "bumblebee" wire and with those you have to make
> your own anyway.
> Then I noticed the magnecor section in my truchoice motorsports catalog.
> A no nonsense race car supplier catalog in which magnecor were the only
> wires. I did a search on the web and found magnecor's site. I agree,
> they do seem to have an honest description of wires and related issues.
> I sent them a query about wires for my TR6 and GTI. They provided good
> answers (we had several rounds, mostly concerning the type of ends each
> wire would have).
> I proceeded to order two sets (one TR6 & one GTI) from a local shop
> which caters to the "tricked out honda" set. Took a little while longer
> than normal cause the TR6 set was non-standard (they will also make up
> whatever you want and the price remains the same as a standard set which
> uses the same components). When I got them, everything fit perfect,
> quality and workmanship first rate.
> I have had them on both my cars for about six months now and have had no
> problems. I did not experience any hp gains after installing them (my
> original wires were not that bad) but am very pleased nonetheless. (I
> was not expecting any hp gains either btw).
> So all in all, I recommend magnecor (the price I was quoted by magnecor
> directly was higher than truchoice's quote so you might want to shop
> BTW, having written this I suspect it sounds like an infomercial but
> trust me... I have no connection to magnecor. I am just a satisfied
> customer. Honest.
> PS. I got the kv85 model wires, they have several choices.
> Peter Zaborski
> 76 TR6 (CF58310 UO)
> Calgary AB Canada
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Craig & Karen Bentley [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 1998 3:59 PM
> > To: Triumphs
> > Subject: TR6 ignition wires opinions
> > Oh great collective wisdom: I am entering on a quest for some HIGH
> > QUALITY
> > ignition wires. I've been to a couple of speed shops around here
> > locally and
> > after I tell the dudes behind the counter what I'm looking for their
> > eyes
> > roll in the back of their heads. I guess if you don't have a fire
> > breathing
> > American V-8 they just don't want to deal with you. Any how I was
> > checking
> > out "Magnecor" (SP?) on the web and was pretty impressed with what
> > appears
> > to be an honest description of what an ignition cable is supposed to
> > do. Any
> > body have any experience with them or their products (good or bad)?
> > Any
> > other suggestions. One thing I don't want is one of those "universal
> > fit
> > kits". I've never had any luck crimping the darn ends. Thanks Craig
> > Bentley
I purchased a six set of 8mm Accel yellow wires from PeP Boys for $17,
but you do have to crimp the distributor ends. I didn't find that too
difficult, and they look snappy.