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XJS V12 – Leads

I have done some research and there are many options.
So – lets open a can of worms and see what people recommend?

This is for a 1989 Lucas ignition V12.
I have found the following which seems like a very good price, compared to NZ.

37 pound = $70 NZD – delivered.
Would you buy these?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F323466466745

I have the plugs ready to go, just need the leads and I am all set.
 
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The ebay ones look fine to me.
 
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I'm running Bosch brand, also from Ebay. I think they were about $45 US Dollars. All's well after a couple of years.

On my previous V12 I used OE 'Rists' brand and they worked perfectly well, too. About $50 US Dollars 15 years ago or more

Lots of guys prefer Magnacore. High end, as far as plug wires go, I think they're $100 or more

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With Doug on this.

Been Magnecor for a very long time, but they have become greedy.

Bosch on the last one, and 7mm, as 8mm gets way too messy for my liking, and not really needed.
 
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What is so special about Magnacore leads, and why do i want to pay the extra.... which by the way i do not want to pay...UNLESS these is a good reason.
I have no problem paying for quality, if it is worth it!

Looking forward to the WHY...Magnacore leads.
 
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Thanks Grant, that is perfect.
Now to find some Bosch... leads.

I have a Bosch dish washer, best ever. But still went AEG for washing machine / Dryer
 
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OK looking on Ebay, Bosch $155 landed to NZ or my first post $70.
Why would I spend the extra?
That is my question.......... tell me and i will spend!
 
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It gets worse... 1976 - 82 really. what changed before 90 with the fire system?
Did they forget 89..LOL
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BOSCH-IGNIT...UAAOSwA3dYEb4m
 
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OK, MY opinion.

I fitted Magnecor to all the S2 6cyl, Real S Type, MK10, cars waaaaaay back, 25+ years at least.

Still there and fine, as I still maintain 3 of those cars.

The V12's ALL got Magnecor, $55 a set back then, AND, the ONLY supplier that supplied the 90deg for 1A & B, and 6B, and 5A, AT the plug end. Straights at those #s for plug end are doable, but 90deg, sooooo simple. Some of them are 20+ years old, and done mega kms, and lots of plug changes.

Th last set, Bosch, were 90deg at the cap, standard, and straights only at the plugs, but that car has a compact Sanden A/C compressor, so easy as. The othrs we made them fit.

The Magnecor supplier in those days was in the next suburb to me, and he actually knew what the HE needed, and number tagged each lead. Sadly, they be gone now. What they supply now, I dont know.
 
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Originally Posted by Dukejag View Post
Thanks Grant, that is perfect.
Now to find some Bosch... leads.
Don't limit yourself to just Bosch

In 5 minutes of Googling I've found several sets of V12 plug wires from $35-$55

NGK, Denso, Beck Arnley, AC Delco

Not sure what available in your neck of the woods, though

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Originally Posted by Dukejag View Post
It gets worse... 1976 - 82 really. what changed before 90 with the fire system?
Did they forget 89..LOL
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BOSCH-IGNIT...UAAOSwA3dYEb4m
HAHAHAHA, welcome to the AFTERMARKET world that I have worked in for 55 years.

Their listings are worse than a politicians promise list, and I gave up years ago trying to get them to sort anything.

PreHE V12 are different, coz the plugs are at different angles,AND, Straight at the plug ends IS needed, no exceptions. Also the lengths are "slightly" different on some due to those plug angles.

NGK, AC Delco etc, as Doug has mentioned, are all excellent leads.

Plug leads have come a looong way in the last 8 or so years.

It will get messier in a few years as the COP market takes over, and plug leads become a supply and demand item, and then stocks and prices will get scary. Some markets more so than others.
 
 
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