In Reply to: Are Autolite Distributor Wires Garbage? posted by Scooter on June 25, 2001 at 23:29:27:
Resistance wires are often carbon conductors, with ribbons of carbon impregnated material inside. These are the type that have a certain number of ohms-per-foot, like 1K or something. Crappy design, but widely used due to low costs. The conductors age poorly with heat, and break when you touch 'em. Plus, the insulation is not as thick (for the same 7 mm dia.) as a straight wire core set.
Bosch sets are not always made correctly, either. I have seen Bosch sets for BMW that used resistor connectors AND resistor wire! Be careful & buy the right stuff.