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POLL ......who makes the BEST distributor caps and coils??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hi pinion, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. hi pinion

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    I've never used any of those "hot rod" ones listed--they are probably better quality than most "regular"replacement ones.At the parts stores I worket at,we usually had 2 brands of ignition parts,most popular were Standard Ignition(the "Blue Srteak"ones have brass terminals and higher dilectric strength plastic)and Filko,both were prefered by the shops and mechanics by far,unless they wanted a "cheapie",then I'd sell them an "E-Tron" brand cap--actually the E-tron wasnt bad--they made a cap just like the Blue Streak ones with brass terminals,it was even blue for about 10 bucks for an HEI one,whereas the Blue Streak on sold for over 20 bucks.I've had very little troble with distributor caps since they started using that different type of plastic on the HEI ones--they dont crack or carbon track anywhere near as often as they did on point style distributors--the rotors still get carbon tracked or "punched through"(when the spark burns a hole through the rotor,and gronds out on the distributor shaft)quite often--I see it mostly on the 4.3's and newer GM's with the small round style rotor more than the V8 style rotors for some reason. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Standard Ignition, BLUE STREAK

    Absolutely the best cap & rotor on the market, no question.

    Look for an X at the end of the part number. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. BranndonC

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    why would you make the poll so i cant view the results if i dont have any valuable input, yet still wonder the same question you do, now i can get any results till halloween /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif not mad, just wonderin why people do that /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    why would you make the poll so i cant view the results if i dont have any valuable input, yet still wonder the same question you do, now i can get any results till halloween /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif not mad, just wonderin why people do that /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    It defaults that way
     
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    For a stock ignitions system, whatever the parts store sells. I do like MSD for preformance ignitions.
     
  7. JK5

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    Standard Ignition, BLUE STREAK

    Absolutely the best cap & rotor on the market, no question.

    Look for an X at the end of the part number. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Yep...I aggree with that...that's what I run.
    They really sell quality ignition parts..
    Not like the Autozone...chinese crap. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Standard Ignition, BLUE STREAK

    Absolutely the best cap & rotor on the market, no question.

    Look for an X at the end of the part number. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Yep, I'm on this same page too. One thing I'll add though.
    Specify marine application!
     
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    Standard Ignition, BLUE STREAK

    Absolutely the best cap & rotor on the market, no question.

    Look for an X at the end of the part number. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Yep...I aggree with that...that's what I run.
    They really sell quality ignition parts..
    Not like the Autozone...chinese crap. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    Autozone is Wells.....

    Actually not crap, just not professional quality like Standard Ignition. Their, "Conrad" is really Wells' premium line...not bad....but certainly not Blue Streak either. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    why would you make the poll so i cant view the results if i dont have any valuable input, yet still wonder the same question you do, now i can get any results till halloween /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif not mad, just wonderin why people do that /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Because Halloween is my birthday , and this is my present to myself /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    BTW i was looking for hotter HIGH spark combos,not stock, stock sucks /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It defaults that way

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    not this way "Votes accepted from (10/21/04 07:32 AM) to (10/31/04 07:32 AM)
    You cannot view poll results until the poll is over."
     
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    BTW i was looking for hotter HIGH spark combos,not stock, stock sucks /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    A distributor cap doesn't make spark, and is incapable of making spark, "hotter." Standard's blue streak is far superior to any aftermarket cap I've ever seen, and I'm pretty sure I've seen nearly all of htem.

    In fact, even the less expensive Standard ignition cap is nicer than any aftermarket cap.
     
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    It defaults that way

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    not this way "Votes accepted from (10/21/04 07:32 AM) to (10/31/04 07:32 AM)
    You cannot view poll results until the poll is over."

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    Oops, nevermind. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    where can i purches one of these "blue streak" caps?
     
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    I'd vote for blue streak too, we stocked it. great stuff.
     
  17. hi pinion

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    BTW i was looking for hotter HIGH spark combos,not stock, stock sucks /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    A distributor cap doesn't make spark, and is incapable of making spark, "hotter." Standard's blue streak is far superior to any aftermarket cap I've ever seen, and I'm pretty sure I've seen nearly all of htem.

    In fact, even the less expensive Standard ignition cap is nicer than any aftermarket cap.

    [/ QUOTE ] No, but i think the coil does......
     
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    where can i purches one of these "blue streak" caps?

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    At a professional parts store (IE, not Autozone, Advance, etc., a REAL parts store)

    Look for this logo:
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    The blue streak stuff will be medium blue and the part number end in X. The regular standard ignition stuff will be a black cap. Both are very good quality, the blue streak is best though, REALLY thick plastic caps.
     
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    Standard Ignition, BLUE STREAK

    Absolutely the best cap & rotor on the market, no question.

    Look for an X at the end of the part number. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Yep...I aggree with that...that's what I run.
    They really sell quality ignition parts..
    Not like the Autozone...chinese crap. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    Autozone is Wells.....

    Actually not crap, just not professional quality like Standard Ignition. Their, "Conrad" is really Wells' premium line...not bad....but certainly not Blue Streak either. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I used a wells coil...(China STAMPED on it)
    on one of the Tow motor's from work..
    It lasted a year. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    I've using Standard for years..
    I've gotten 8 years from one of the Dist. Caps...

    I STAY away from autozone...when it comes to ignition..
    Especially wires!!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Hey...blue streak isnt on the LIST /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif So your telling me a mallory isnt as good as a blue streak??? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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