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Old 01-24-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Custom ignition wires.

I am going to be using these coils:


So I need Miata spark plug end, and HEI coil end.

Does anyone have any info on where I can get some made, or premade?
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Magnacore will make you custom spark plug wires. They run around $100 depending on the lengths of the plugs
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Sure enough


Those are the ones I've been looking at getting, but never noticed that on there site.

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Magnecor. Call them - have wires in 2 days. Not the cheapest - about $110 for the set. You won't have to worry about wires again.

How much for the coils? Look identical to DIY - IGN1A.

How I installed the coils/wires...
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They are identical.
$72 from Renown
DIY wants 67, and I don't think they come with the connector to wire them($5 from DIY) Which surprisingly adds up to the cost of the AEM, so i'm going with the AEM.

Since we are on the subject of Magnecor.
Should I get the 8.5mm or the race 10mm.
anybody have any experience.
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If you mount the coils like I did, 8.5mm. Thicker wires will have a larger bend radius. It would be difficult getting in the double bend in a thicker wire. If you mount the coils so that you have longer wires then you can use 10's.
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If you mount the coils like I did, 8.5mm. Thicker wires will have a larger bend radius. It would be difficult getting in the double bend in a thicker wire. If you mount the coils so that you have longer wires then you can use 10's.
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https://www.miataturbo.net/attachmen...0&d=1327453916

the classic broken oil dip stick, lol

very neat setup
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I really wish the VVT valve cover was flat on that side so I could make some nice mounts like that for my LS2 coils.
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I really wish the VVT valve cover was flat on that side so I could make some nice mounts like that for my LS2 coils.
I really dig that install myself. Well done.
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I really wish the VVT valve cover was flat on that side so I could make some nice mounts like that for my LS2 coils.

Since you asked, here is a bracket I made up for some ls3 coils . Fred B
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Since you asked, here is a bracket I made up for some ls3 coils . Fred B
Do you have any other pics of that mount? Like before you put the coils on?
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Since you asked, here is a bracket I made up for some ls3 coils . Fred B
I rather not have my coils on the hot side. I am afraid of the heat there from my turbo. Also the LS2 coils I have are around shape so you cannot easily mount them flat. I have mine up on brackets above my IM, it is not at pretty as I would like, but it is functional.

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Default VVt coil mount bracket

Here is a shot during fabrication , not finished but you get the idea. I've used rivnuts to mount the coils.I had a commercial kitchen frabricator I know brake the stainless ,the had at it with a plasma cutter and die grinder.
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Here is a shot during fabrication , not finished but you get the idea. I've used rivnuts to mount the coils.I had a commercial kitchen frabricator I know brake the stainless ,the had at it with a plasma cutter and die grinder.
That is actually a really good design. If I knew someone that could fab me brackets like that I would be all over it.
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I rather not have my coils on the hot side. I am afraid of the heat there from my turbo. Also the LS2 coils I have are around shape so you cannot easily mount them flat. I have mine up on brackets above my IM, it is not at pretty as I would like, but it is functional.

I was worried about the mounting them on the hot side too . I built the bracket with that wing/heat shield to give them some protection. My turbo and manifold are both ceramic coated so that should help some as well. Once the snow melts here , I guess I'll find out if the heat is going to be a problem or not .
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I think you will find that the wing will capture the radiated heat, and conduct it throughout your metal bracket; you need a two-piece arrangement with the "wing" insulated [gasket material?] from the mounting
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I've thought about that . I have another piece of stainless I may rivot to the underside of the wing , spaced off with some washers creating an air space. I'll see if it's needed before I start getting creative.
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