Just Verifying if Accel 4051 wires will work with a Stinger S4

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by bignastyGS, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    Want to keep the retro thing going and want a second (or more) opinions if they will work.I can't see why not,but want to make sure.I want the retro 70's look..

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    I wouldn't put accel wires on a push mower. Every accel piece I have ever used was a piece of poop.
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  3. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    I have used Accel coils, points, condensers and even an electronic distributor on various cars and never had a problem with any of them. This was back in the 80's & 90's. I am not familiar with their newer stuff.
  4. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    I have a set of their 8mm black wires that I ran on my car when the 455 was first installed.They worked great.Then I stepped up the ignition to a Mallory distributor and MSD box,but put MSD Superconductor wires on . I was unaware they were not so good anymore.
  5. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    I use the Taylor Spiro Pro in red with the angled silicone boots.
    I believe they are 8.8mm and have never had a problem.
    No radio in the race car, and a Sonomatic in the 70 that I never use.

    Philip T.
  6. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I've always heard bad things about Accel. Never have had any issues myself, and I've ran quite a bit of their stuff.
  7. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Just ohm them out before installation.
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  8. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I've had all kinds of problems with Accel stuff in the past. I had an HEI that came with a bad pick up coil, and a coil that was garbage after 3 hours run time. I haven't bought anything from them since.

    Pat, are the wires carbon core, or spiral core? If they are carbon core, I'd toss them, JMO.
  9. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I've been running Accel spiral cores on the beater for a couple of years now, and it's electronic ignition (albeit a Ford Duraspark system). Been great.

  10. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Lucas, yellow wires are fugly:D, but they don't look so bad on a Ford.:)
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  11. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    :D I agree Larry, unless you're going retro.....then they add 10 hp. I was running stacked paper air filters, but I couldn't keep up with replacing them all the time when they looked dirty so I gave up and got a cheapie K&N knock off but kept the old Mustang style chrome top with factory 390 Hi-Po decal. I almost painted my aluminum heads so they wouldn't stick out. Was trying to go for the retro, pretty engine "diamond in the rough" look, so I purposely left all the grease, oil, and crap on the inner fenders and firewall.

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