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 Post subject: Which Leads?
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:49 am 
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Done a search here and some certain other forums but it doesn't really come up with what I'm looking for.

What ignition leads does everyone use on thier 5ltr with GT40P heads? Some people have been having custom MSD ones made up but others just say the OEM ones perform the best??? I am changing the coil packs to the MSD 8241's and would prefur to change the leads at the same time.

There used to be a guy over at FordForums who made up custom MSD leads but he isn't doing it anymore. If you do recommend going anyone other than the OEM leads, can you point me in the right direction where I would be able to pick up a set?

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Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:12 am 
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send bottledup a PM. He made mine a while back. Good price as well
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 Post subject: Re: Which Leads?
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:46 pm 
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Yeah Dave was the guy I was referring to over at FordForums.

Looking for someone else that will make up a set.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:14 pm 
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i got my MSD leads from Dave also, as the terrorist said good price no hassle, cant go wrong.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:33 pm 
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Magnecor, ICE, MSD...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Which Leads?
Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:50 am 
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On the topic of leads, and MSD leads in particular, is it normal for the leads to arc onto steel parts of the engine or onto other nearby leads?

During the recent dust storms and with a nice thin layer of dust under 'ones' AU bonnet, I saw what looked like small tiny lines in the dust on the leads and they were where the lead was touching other parts of the engine.

Any thoughts on this?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Which Leads?
Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:46 am 
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No, it is not normal for the leads to arc.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:07 pm 
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banarcus wrote:
On the topic of leads, and MSD leads in particular, is it normal for the leads to arc onto steel parts of the engine or onto other nearby leads?

During the recent dust storms and with a nice thin layer of dust under 'ones' AU bonnet, I saw what looked like small tiny lines in the dust on the leads and they were where the lead was touching other parts of the engine.

Any thoughts on this?


:shock: :shock: def not normal.
only place that should be shooting spark is at the end of your spark plug.

does the car run good/normal while this is happening?
im going to run my car in the shed in the dark and have a look at mine as im using MSD leads also.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Which Leads?
Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:17 pm 
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I should take a photo of it, the best way of describing is that where the leads touch one another and where they hit other bits of metal such as the standard chrome fuel rail, you can see like little, tiny lines where the electricity is making its path to an earth. This is very easy to see with the recent fine dust that has found its way under the bonnet. BTW, these are chunky brand name leads too. You're right there millard, what I need to do is open the bonnet and run the motor when it's dark and see if we can see where the electricity is tracking. The engine has surging problems and with the vapor injection, runs crap from what I'm told.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Which Leads?
Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:13 pm 
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I wouldnt be driving it until you get the arcing sorted, that is not normal.
Do all the leads do it?
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Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:15 am 
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banarcus wrote:
I should take a photo of it, the best way of describing is that where the leads touch one another and where they hit other bits of metal such as the standard chrome fuel rail, you can see like little, tiny lines where the electricity is making its path to an earth. This is very easy to see with the recent fine dust that has found its way under the bonnet. BTW, these are chunky brand name leads too. You're right there millard, what I need to do is open the bonnet and run the motor when it's dark and see if we can see where the electricity is tracking. The engine has surging problems and with the vapor injection, runs crap from what I'm told.


are your leads old?? just spray soapy water to check arcing at night. My leads do it on the heads when i spray over the boot ends. Its not normal, i got some of those boot heat shields. It stoped the arcing by covering the boots exposed to the sparkplug opening on the heads.
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Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:56 am 
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Thank you for the advice, these are brand new brand name leads. I'll have a look at them at night to see how many leads are affected.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:29 pm 
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MSD leads. Second to none, hands down.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:51 pm 
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MSD leads. Second to none, hands down.


Yes thats the response i'm getting from most people so have decided to get a custom set made up from A1 Hi Performance over in WA for $190 which I think is very reasonable considering the group buy on FF was about $165 for the set if I remember correctly?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Yeah $190 is sweet.
Is that posted?

 

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