Best cap and rotor for '84 C20 454?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WantedaDodge, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. WantedaDodge

    WantedaDodge 1/2 ton status

    Dec 16, 2004
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    Eugene, OR
    My buddy has an '84 c20 w/ a 454 and we want to tune it up. He's worried about having problems with an aftermarket cap and rotor and is thinking he should stay with AC Delco parts. I think he should save some money and get blue streak stuff.

    Any suggestions on plugs and wires? It's just a stock motor but it hasn't been tuned up in a while
  2. mosesburb

    mosesburb For Rent Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Apr 20, 2003
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    Phoenix AZ
    Can't go wrong with Delco, but I sold Blue Streak for about 17yrs and I have run both in my fleet and I found the brass contacts of the Blue Streak lasted longer/looked better over time than the aluminum contacts of the Delco. But, about 10 years ago the regular Standard Motor Products red-box stuff started coming with brass contacts, so unless you're hooked on the blue plastic, go with the red boxes.
    Definitely Delco plugs. As far as wires go I have had great luck with Borg Warner Kool-Wires. I have a few sets in service with about 15 years on them and still check out good. That being said, Delco makes a good set of wires as well, and I believe they started offering a lifetime warranty on them about 5-7 years ago.

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