Motorcraft Coil?

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by WHTEVNM, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. WHTEVNM

    WHTEVNM New Member

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    I am not sure how old the coil is on my 95 Cobra so I would like to replace it. I am just considering a Motorcraft coil. I have no idea if the distributor is stock or aftermarket. Do you guys think a Motorcraft coil would be ok, even if the distributor may be aftermarket? Any other coil recommendations would be appreciated as well. See my mods below.


    K&N air filter
    Gutted air box
    65mm throttle body
    Timing set at 14* BTDC
    Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads
    High dollar pistons and rods (engine was rebuilt and this is what the previous owner told me)
    Coated shorty headers
    Flowmaster exhaust with X-pipe and gutted cats
    Smog pump delete
    EGR delete
    SVE 3 row aluminum radiator
    Mr. Gasket 180* thermostat
    Walbro 255lph fuel pump
    Aluminum driveshaft
    3.73 gears
     
  2. Frank.JD.Perez

    Frank.JD.Perez Well-Known Member

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    Don't ever question the original equipment manufacturer. Unless it's a high performance replacement nothing can beat what's made for your own car from the manufacturer of your car. For the most part I only put on parts that are motorcraft, ford racing or steeda since they're all made closely together in terms of manufacturers recommendations. So in short yes. Go motorcraft unless you have high performance plans down the road
     
  3. ReplicaR

    ReplicaR Well-Known Member

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    Everything on that list is pretty much mild bolt ons. Motorcraft stuff will be just fine for that. I remember hearing that you only need strong spark if you're in risk of blowing it out, such as a lot of boost, or a huge shot of nitros.
     
  4. lutter94

    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    And don't think because MSD is popular and well marketed, that they are high quality. If you google, you will see plenty of forum posts where MSD blaster coils literally leave people stranded on the side of the road. Ask me know I know.......
     
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    Mustanger Well-Known Member

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    YES...Ford OEM coils are the super reliable & much better than most Aftermarket stuff. MSD has produced a lot of trouble but looks nice!
     
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    Long story short. Used different aftermarket crap like coils and dizzy's. Had all types of issues and left on side of the road a few times. All Motorcraft now. No more problems.
     
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    Magic Well-Known Member

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    MSD= may suddenly die

    Motorcraft is good.
    Although, I have an ACCEL coil on mine for over 6 years now. No issues. I also use an ACCEL Cap and Rotor.
     
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    Can vouch for this.

    I try to use motorcraft for most things, especially the engine.