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WHAT KIND OF SPARK PLUG WIRES SHOULD I GET FOR A 76 BARTH 454 ?

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A lot of folks really swear by the ceramic wires because of the heat generated by the 454. I have never had them and never had a problem. If you are happy with existing wires stay there. If you like to soup up your coach and spend a couple hundred buck get the ceramics from Camping World...
 
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A good set of spiral core silicone wires from a major manufacturer will last a long time. I slip a 4 1/2 inch sleeve of Thermo Tec heat shield tubing over each plug nipple for extra protection. www.pawinc.com They have a really neat catalog.

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WHAT KIND OF SPARK PLUG WIRES SHOULD I GET FOR A 76 BARTH 454 ?
Hi! I, too, own a 76 Barth 454 and did the following things: I installed an RV cam rather than keeping the stock cam, so I could run more economical and then installed a Jacobs Ignition System to give me additional fuel economy and more torque that I lost by changing the cam. Part of the kit for the Jacobs system was the ceramic spark plug cables and boots. I have examined the wires and boots from time to time and find that they really protect the wires in that extremely hot environment. The spark from the Jacobs Ignition System is a multiple detonation spark system and it efficiently burns all but 5 percent of the gas. Normally tuned systems push out 20 to 25 percent raw gas that is not used in the engine and is either burned in the catalytic converter or is exhausted to the air. I fully recommend the ceramic wires and boots as an addition to your Barth, but I also recommend the full ignition system replacement. Call Jacobs and talk to the RV technician, he has many miles under his belt and will give you straight answers. If you travel 5,000 miles a year, you will pay yourself back the cost of the system in three years. I also installed a ram air duct system to my carburetor which I made from 3" aluminum coiled tubing which is made for gas dryer exhausting and I used the external tin vent as the collector for the air which I mounted in front of the radiator in the grill area. This brings cool air directly into the engine versus the hot air that was picked up off the radiator in the original design. I just love my Barth and it is so efficient and easy to work on. You just gotta love'em.

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