Kingsborne 8mm wires - *** New August 27th Deadline ***

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Postby Specky » Sat 02.08.2008, 22:09

tweetdriver63 wrote:Just curious, I hadn't seen this thread, but I just bought a set from RobietheRobot. I got the red firebraid ones. $59 shipped U.S. Did I get good ones? It seems to be a decent price.


I've been running the exact ones for about year... the only thing Robbie said... he would not avocate the use of chrome braid as they are for show only.. the wires handle MSD coils, so I'm happy.. good price too..and no tax

The dam things don't clip in to the retainers thou....

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Postby tweetdriver63 » Sat 02.08.2008, 22:47

Specky wrote:
tweetdriver63 wrote:Just curious, I hadn't seen this thread, but I just bought a set from RobietheRobot. I got the red firebraid ones. $59 shipped U.S. Did I get good ones? It seems to be a decent price.


I've been running the exact ones for about year... the only thing Robbie said... he would not avocate the use of chrome braid as they are for show only.. the wires handle MSD coils, so I'm happy.. good price too..and no tax

The dam things don't clip in to the retainers thou....

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Is it worth getting the MSD coils? Are they better than stock? I'm sure I'm running on original coils, and although it's running OK, if I replace the coils, then I'll have replaced everything in the line (leads, coils, and plugs - NGK Vpower #6962).
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Postby Specky » Sat 02.08.2008, 23:02

tweetdriver63 wrote:
Specky wrote:
tweetdriver63 wrote:Just curious, I hadn't seen this thread, but I just bought a set from RobietheRobot. I got the red firebraid ones. $59 shipped U.S. Did I get good ones? It seems to be a decent price.


I've been running the exact ones for about year... the only thing Robbie said... he would not avocate the use of chrome braid as they are for show only.. the wires handle MSD coils, so I'm happy.. good price too..and no tax

The dam things don't clip in to the retainers thou....

TTFN


Is it worth getting the MSD coils? Are they better than stock? I'm sure I'm running on original coils, and although it's running OK, if I replace the coils, then I'll have replaced everything in the line (leads, coils, and plugs - NGK Vpower #6962).


All I can say is.... Oh yes... :-D

My coils had seen better thou... and were playing up...

but I noticed the difference straight away..

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Postby dapinky » Sun 03.08.2008, 12:56

I know it's got now't to do with me, but i can't help but stick my oar in every now and then :-D .........

....but......

this thread was started by Freelander who wanted a set, and he tried to start a list which no-one added to.....

....then the usual suspects jumped in with a new list..

Doug (the mule) shopping list

1. Monty...8mm in Red Plz
2. Gee0 ...8 mm in BLACK plz
3. Geoff ...8mm in red please Doug



...so, in the interest of fairness, i hope you don't mind if i change it.....

Doug (the mule) shopping list

1. Freelander
2. Monty...8mm in Red Plz
3. Gee0 ...8 mm in BLACK plz
4.Geoff ...8mm in red please Doug

Of course, i don't really care 'cos i sorted my own leads out with Doug before this happened :-D (pi$$ on the fire, Jack - my toast is cooked!)
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Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 03.08.2008, 13:03

[quote="dapinky"][/quote]
Totally agree unless John has an urgent need!

1. Freelander
2. Monty...8mm in Red Plz
3. Gee0 ...8 mm in BLACK plz
4.Geoff ...8mm in red please Doug
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Postby Gee0 » Sun 03.08.2008, 14:03

Couldnt Agree More :smt023
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Postby Freelander » Sun 03.08.2008, 21:35

Thanks for that thought - I've been away for a couple of days, so not monitoring the forum.

1. Freelander ... 8mm in red plz
2. Monty...8mm in Red Plz
3. Gee0 ...8 mm in BLACK plz
4.Geoff ...8mm in red please Doug

Note: We need to order a quantity of plug lead seperators to suit 8mm leads (originals are 7mm and pinching may cause failure).
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Postby dapinky » Sun 03.08.2008, 22:36

If my memory is correct, then you will need 10mm seperators if you are going for the firebraid covering. Otherwise, they do normal 8mm seperators (or you should be able to source them locally!).
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Postby theelanman » Sun 03.08.2008, 22:43

I need mine sooner rather than later......
so do we have an idea of deadline for the list???....
if not I'll just order mine and get them shipped straight here

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Postby nitroman » Mon 04.08.2008, 01:10

GeoffSmith wrote:
tweetdriver63 wrote: [] firebraid ones have some kind of additional protective coating.

I think you can damage them if you put them in the standard clips Chris -I'm not sure if alternatives are available though.

On the last group buy I bought/sent a quantity of 100 8mm clips from Kingsbourne. The chrome-mesh is durable. I've run them for many years. The chrome-mesh has no metal content (like way back when) and is nonconductive.
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Postby Nobby » Mon 04.08.2008, 16:24

Freelander wrote:Thanks for that thought - I've been away for a couple of days, so not monitoring the forum.

1. Freelander ... 8mm in red plz
2. Monty...8mm in Red Plz
3. Gee0 ...8 mm in BLACK plz
4.Geoff ...8mm in red please Doug

Note: We need to order a quantity of plug lead seperators to suit 8mm leads (originals are 7mm and pinching may cause failure).
Firebraid is a coloured braid overlay - extra protection - available in coordinating colours for the fashion conscious!


If Im not too late please :)

1. Freelander ... 8mm in red plz
2. Monty...8mm in Red Plz
3. Gee0 ...8 mm in BLACK plz
4.Geoff ...8mm in red please Doug
5. Elanman....8mm in Red Plz
6. Nobby.... 8mm in Red Plz

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Postby Freelander » Mon 04.08.2008, 21:05

Tried cleaning up my plug leads today and one lead (No 4) has all but come apart (not significant part of my original ignition problems). Consequently, I will have to get a set asap and can't wait until September.

Apologies but I must remove myself from the list.


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2. Gee0 ...8 mm in BLACK plz
3.Geoff ...8mm in red please Doug
4. Elanman....8mm in Red Plz
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Which Doug?

Postby tigerdog » Mon 04.08.2008, 22:41

Who's the mule? Doug the first, leader of the free LEC and first shepherd of Stripey? Or TigerDoug, BGR wannabe and San Diego local? I'm confused by DaPinky's courier arrangement. Just to be clear, I'll happy horse a few sets over. Shall I contact Kingsborne about a group buy and find out when we need to cut off the list so they can build the sets?

Regarding separators, I'd suggest 8mm 4-hole separators, probably 2 or 3 to keep things straight until they reach the coils. Maybe two 2-hole separators just before the coils themselves, too.
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Re: Which Doug?

Postby tigerdog » Mon 04.08.2008, 22:49

tigerdog wrote:Who's the mule? Doug the first, leader of the free LEC and first shepherd of Stripey? Or TigerDoug, BGR wannabe and San Diego local? I'm confused by DaPinky's courier arrangement. Just to be clear, I'll happy horse a few sets over but don't want to step on any prior arrangements. Shall I contact Kingsborne about a group buy and find out when we need to cut off the list so they can build the sets? According to the site, 8mm sets are available in red, black, blue and yellow.

Regarding separators, I'd suggest 8mm 4-hole separators, probably 2 or 3 to keep things straight until they reach the coils. Maybe two 2-hole separators just before the coils themselves, too.
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Re: Which Doug?

Postby dapinky » Tue 05.08.2008, 00:00

tigerdog wrote:Who's the mule? Doug the first, leader of the free LEC and first shepherd of Stripey? Or TigerDoug, BGR wannabe and San Diego local? I'm confused by DaPinky's courier arrangement. Just to be clear, I'll happy horse a few sets over. Shall I contact Kingsborne about a group buy and find out when we need to cut off the list so they can build the sets?

Regarding separators, I'd suggest 8mm 4-hole separators, probably 2 or 3 to keep things straight until they reach the coils. Maybe two 2-hole separators just before the coils themselves, too.


Ignore me for the group buy/transport of wires.
I have a seperate arrangement which i organised before this thread started :roll:
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Re: Which Doug?

Postby Gee0 » Tue 05.08.2008, 00:07

tigerdog wrote:Regarding separators, I'd suggest 8mm 4-hole separators, probably 2 or 3 to keep things straight until they reach the coils. Maybe two 2-hole separators just before the coils themselves, too.


Sounds good to me Tiger.

Can the separators be added to the buy?

1. Monty...8mm in Red Plz
2. Gee0 ...8 mm in YELLOW plz
3.Geoff ...8mm in red please Doug
4. Elanman....8mm in Red Plz
5. Nobby.... 8mm in Red Plz
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Need 8 minimum for group buy.

Postby tigerdog » Mon 11.08.2008, 16:39

Hello All!
I've spoken with Kingsborne this morning and they're willing to give us a group-buy price on the wire sets of $22.50 each for 8mm wires, any mix of red, black, blue or yellow. Local sales tax is 8.75% so full price for a set of 8mm wires is $24.47; call it £12.80 (plus duty if I'm nabbed at customs), hand-carried to Hethel for the 60th anniversary weekend. I'll see if I can't get them to throw in separators as well and will update the group accordingly. So, who's in?

1. Monty - Red
2. Gee0 - Yellow
3. Geoff - Red
4. Elanman - Red
5. Nobby - Red
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Postby Gazza » Mon 11.08.2008, 17:05

1. Monty - Red
2. Gee0 - Yellow
3. Geoff - Red
4. Elanman - Red
5. Nobby - Red
6. Gazza - Red
7.
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Postby dapinky » Mon 11.08.2008, 17:15

1. Monty - Red
2. Gee0 - Yellow
3. Geoff - Red
4. Elanman - Red
5. Nobby - Red
6. Gazza - Red
7. Pinky - Red
8.


As they are having a few problems sorting out my order by paying from a UK account and shipping to a CA address for a 3rd party, I'd like to take up spot number 7 (It'll save Dr Doug from getting involved :oops: , and sorry to mess you all about!)
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Postby abmunro » Mon 11.08.2008, 17:16

. Monty - Red
2. Gee0 - Yellow
3. Geoff - Red
4. Elanman - Red
5. Nobby - Red
6. Gazza - Red
7. A B Munro - Blue
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