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68 plymouth gtx

Postby drl » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:40 pm

I noticed on snake eyes pictures at car show Putnam 2013 picture # 6 a Forest Green 68 GTX that looks exactly like mine did. I wonder if it is my old car. Serial #RS23L8A277069

My current GTX is an 1967
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby bear » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:39 pm

Very nice 67 ! :D
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby drl » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:34 pm

Thank you Bear. More pics
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby drl » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:44 pm

New wires. Went back to champion plugs using Accel Ceramic boots (boots can withstand 2000 degrees)
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby bear » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:02 pm

drl wrote:Thank you Bear. More pics

There's nothing like a 440 six pack to make a statement ! :D
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby bear » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:06 pm

drl wrote:New wires. Went back to champion plugs using Accel Ceramic boots (boots can withstand 2000 degrees)

I've always had good luck running Champ's in my Mopars . What were you running before ? How do you like those Accel Ceramic boot wires ? I was thinking of trying them on my 440 because the header tubes are so darn close to the plugs on my Warlock .
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby drl » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:18 pm

I had shorty Accels with Taylor and then MSD wires. Couldn't get away from the header heat. So instead I went the other way and put Regular size plugs with the Ceramic Accel wires. The wires by the way are rated at 600 degrees with the boots rated at 2000 degrees. I used 135 dgree boots on all cylinders except 2 and 4 where because of the fender well clearance I used 90 degree boots. (Note: car is power steering with non power brakes) So far I love the new wires. Crimping the wires is a little more difficult because the 8mm wire is a little bigger (because of the 600 degree rating I guess) than normal.
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby drl » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:29 pm

The engine is a worked .030 over 70 block with 915 heads. So I figured I might as well go all the way !!!!
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby bear » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:15 am

drl wrote:I had shorty Accels with Taylor and then MSD wires. Couldn't get away from the header heat. So instead I went the other way and put Regular size plugs with the Ceramic Accel wires. The wires by the way are rated at 600 degrees with the boots rated at 2000 degrees. I used 135 dgree boots on all cylinders except 2 and 4 where because of the fender well clearance I used 90 degree boots. (Note: car is power steering with non power brakes) So far I love the new wires. Crimping the wires is a little more difficult because the 8mm wire is a little bigger (because of the 600 degree rating I guess) than normal.

Well I just spent the last two days removing and clearancing my headers . "Not" a fun job on a big block truck ! So hopefully I wont have any more burnt wires . At least until I get another set in there maybe this winter . If this doesn't work then I might just give the Accels a try . It's a shame , the Taylors that were on it didn't even have 20 miles on them but I've already had to swap out four of them . I know the size of the boots don't help with the Taylors . There just to darn big for header tubes that run that close to the plugs .
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Re: 68 plymouth gtx

Postby bear » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:16 am

drl wrote:The engine is a worked .030 over 70 block with 915 heads. So I figured I might as well go all the way !!!!

"Nice" combo ! :mrgreen: What cam are you running ?
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