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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-01 7:26 PM (#525022)
Subject: 56 Chrysler with a 354 Hemi



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I'd like to replace the complete spark plug wire kit for this car and wonder if any of you can recommend a good supplier.



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51coronet
Posted 2016-11-01 7:59 PM (#525023 - in reply to #525022)
Subject: Re: 56 Chrysler with a 354 Hemi


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the old wires are different from todays wires. I see the old style OE wires on ebay. If you have any modern electronics in the car the old wires may cause some noise.
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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-01 8:23 PM (#525025 - in reply to #525022)
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No, it's all stock.
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Mopar1
Posted 2016-11-01 8:29 PM (#525027 - in reply to #525025)
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Atlas Obsolete makes, or made, OEM style wires. I use generic 8MM Accel wires on my 331.
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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-01 9:37 PM (#525031 - in reply to #525027)
Subject: Re: 56 Chrysler with a 354 Hemi



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Mopar1 - 2016-11-01 5:29 PM

Atlas Obsolete makes, or made, OEM style wires. I use generic 8MM Accel wires on my 331.


DO YOU MEAN LIKE THESE ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-426-331-354-392-Hemi-Spark-Plug-Wires...
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56D500boy
Posted 2016-11-02 1:19 AM (#525046 - in reply to #525022)
Subject: RE: 56 Chrysler with a 354 Hemi



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Reg Evans - 2016-11-01 7:26 PM I'd like to replace the complete spark plug wire kit for this car and wonder if any of you can recommend a good supplier.


I have just ordered these (should have done this awhile ago):

http://www.moparmall.com/Hemi-Spark-Plug-Wires-w-Insulators-for-195...

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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-02 8:22 AM (#525056 - in reply to #525046)
Subject: RE: 56 Chrysler with a 354 Hemi



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56D500boy - 2016-11-01 10:19 PM

Reg Evans - 2016-11-01 7:26 PM I'd like to replace the complete spark plug wire kit for this car and wonder if any of you can recommend a good supplier.


I have just ordered these (should have done this awhile ago):

http://www.moparmall.com/Hemi-Spark-Plug-Wires-w-Insulators-for-195...



Hey Thanks 56D500Boy. Those look like what are on the engine now. I just ordered a set !
Reg
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wayfarer
Posted 2016-11-02 11:25 AM (#525068 - in reply to #525056)
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...not so sure that the 'metallic' core is the best wire these days.......
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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-02 11:35 AM (#525069 - in reply to #525022)
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Why do you say that ?
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Mopar1
Posted 2016-11-02 11:58 AM (#525070 - in reply to #525069)
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Can interfere with electronics & possible buzz on radios. Reportedly not compatable with Pertronix II ignition (OK with regular Pertronics).
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Mopar1
Posted 2016-11-02 12:00 PM (#525071 - in reply to #525031)
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Reg Evans - 2016-11-01 8:37 PM

Mopar1 - 2016-11-01 5:29 PM

Atlas Obsolete makes, or made, OEM style wires. I use generic 8MM Accel wires on my 331.


DO YOU MEAN LIKE THESE ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-426-331-354-392-Hemi-Spark-Plug-Wires... Those will work, but generic strait boot 8MM Accel wires are a bunch cheaper & work well.
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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-02 12:38 PM (#525079 - in reply to #525022)
Subject: Re: 56 Chrysler with a 354 Hemi



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Is the spark plug tunnel suppose to have a rubber cap on it after the wire is installed ?
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57chizler
Posted 2016-11-02 1:51 PM (#525087 - in reply to #525079)
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The early Hemis had no rubber seal at the top of the tube like the later 426 Hemi does.
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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-02 2:16 PM (#525090 - in reply to #525022)
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Thanks 57chizler !
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Powerflite
Posted 2016-11-02 2:35 PM (#525097 - in reply to #525070)
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Mopar1 - 2016-11-02 8:58 AM

Can interfere with electronics & possible buzz on radios. Reportedly not compatable with Pertronix II ignition (OK with regular Pertronics).


I just experienced that problem with my tried and true HEI modules too. With over 12 different vehicles that I have used them on, I have never had one fail. I had a no-spark issue on my '70 Satellite, but it turned out to be a low voltage condition because of a bad bulkhead connector. But I recently installed a copper core coil wire on my '58 Dodge that ended up sparking across to the metal distributor advance tube, through the insulation of the wire. It was about 1/2" away from the tube, but that didn't stop it from arcing there. What's worse is that in doing so, it fried my ignition module. Bogus. Needless to say, I yanked that coil wire out of there and replaced it with a standard version. So I don't recommend them for any electronic ignition systems.
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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-16 6:49 PM (#526423 - in reply to #525022)
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Success !!!! I benched the distributor today so I could accurately set the dual points to 17. They were set at about 28 :-( .. My new wire set came from Atlas so I had time to install them on the passenger side only but BAM....the engine came alive and started running on all 8 for once. Plug #4, 6, and 8 were very oily and not firing. I guess the old plug wire set was not delivering the juice to the plugs. A big cloud of smoke blew out of the pass side and then the engine smoothed out and the smoking stopped. WooHoo !
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56D500boy
Posted 2016-11-16 8:08 PM (#526426 - in reply to #525087)
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57chizler - 2016-11-02 1:51 PM
The early Hemis had no rubber seal at the top of the tube like the later 426 Hemi does.


Like this? (before the wire cover was attached):

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Beltran
Posted 2016-11-20 2:01 PM (#526703 - in reply to #525022)
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That is a darn pretty engine compartment... could we trouble you for some more pictures of this beauty?
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Reg Evans
Posted 2016-11-20 4:26 PM (#526709 - in reply to #525022)
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Okay, here's some.




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Beltran
Posted 2016-11-21 8:01 PM (#526796 - in reply to #525022)
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Just as pretty outside as on the inside!
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