what spark plug wires should i use with a Pertronics 3 Ignition?

copper core or Carbon core?

i do now have the Beldon Premium 7mm installed and the resistance is 6.38 k ohm on the longest cable, i believe this is too much resistance. 

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I have never measured resistance but have been pleased with the Accel 5043K SuperStock 8mm Spiral Core Custom Fit wire set. They have the correct straight on boot, and you can gently wipe the lettering off with Acetone to give it that stock all black look. I used them when I had the Pertronix II setup and for past 10 years with the Pertronix III setup and no issues. Seem to be solidly constructed, boots stay on when you remove from plug and seem to stand up over the years, or decades in my case. Nothing like the flimsy crap AC Delco crappy stock wires they recommend for their newer Escalades... of which 7 boots out of 8 pulled apart when I tried to change plugs a couple of years ago and threw them in the trash and went with the Edelbrock 8.5mm Max Fire wires on both Escalades. Did I mention the AC Delco stuff they sell now is crap! LOL. 

Here is what I have run on my 64 CDV for many years now. 

thanks for the recommendation Jason.

im not even sure if the plug wires are to blame, when i start the car it runs poorly, very rich, black smoke from the exhaust and has no idle.

changed the spark plugs to no avail, the old ones where black.

If you have black smoke & black plugs you're running too rich. Make sure your choke plate is not stuck closed.

yes the choke is working properly, it appears even when the engine is cold.

i took the upper housing off the carb and checked everything, float boal ok, floats ok. i restored the carb 4 years ago and it did run fine until now.


Did the blk smoke and  blk plugs just start to happen recently ?

Need some background on how this developed 


yes, last week when i wanted to drive the car. did run good before, car was standing for a week and nothing was done on it since then.


checked all 8 plug wires, even the shortest one has 3 kohm, so the wires are fine.

checked also the distributor cap with the ohmmeter, also good.

started the car, no idle, runs very rich on low rpms, when the engine stalled, the carb did overflow! on the secondary side the manifold was covered in gas!

so i removed the upper half of the carb again, can someone say if the float bowls are at a ok high, the manual says 3/8 inch, that can not be.

now i have about 1/4 inch, see foto where the screwdriver is...

That baffle looks funny. The folded over metal looks like it should not be there.

i found it!!!

1 of the floats has fuel in it, about half full, you can shake the float and feel/hear it very well.

i dont see a hole or a scratch in the float, but will replace both now. are the Walker 100-94 good or not? these are the only ones i can find online.

assuming the carb must be ok because i restored it couple years ago, i was searching on the ignition first. i did NOT replace the floats back then, these must be the oems. i dont replace a oem part when its ok because the aftermarket parts are mostly crap these days.

Rolan, I have good used original floats and baffles.  Please send me an email; russ@thecadishack.com 

You found the problem —and Russ has the parts you need—- a Win Win ! 

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This website is one place that - gets her done ! ( you very lucky devils ! ) 

You might want to get one of our year Cadillacs - for JUST that reason —if you love turning a wrench when it is required 

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