Well damn, not sure if I'm unlucky or just a victim of the crappy-parts-quality we keep finding more and more these days. Since the NGK's I had in my 327 fouled after only 300 miles, I've replaced them with Autolite 85's. Anyone who's been watching the board can see my thread about the China crap quality I found in 4 out of 8 of these plugs. Long story short, I found 8 decent 85's...all from Mexico. i installed them and the 327 fired up...and...proceeded to run like $h!t. I listen for about 30 seconds (won't idle for nothing) and it sounds like the right bank has a miss. I pull the #2 wire while it's running and it doesn't change a thing - #2 wire fouled. I proceed to pull#4 and it runs worse...put it back on and pull #6 and get shocked - check, #6 wire is fine. I pull #8...no shock, no arc, doesn't change how it runs - #8 wire fouled. These are Moroso BlueMax that I paid nearly $70 for about 6 months ago and two out of 8 are already fouled! Are these ALSO Made in China? So, I use some old Autolite wires I have and bypass my fouled (brand new) BlueMax wires...now it doesn't have a miss, but is still running like garbage. I pull the air cleaner and inspect. I slowly push on the linkage and listen to the carb as it accelerates...it's coughing, sputtering, can't meter the fuel. Sounds like an emulsion tube is blocked. I tear it down, not only is it blocked, but the coating that was on it from the factory is coming off...clogging the tube. Is this ALSO Made in China!!! I found the Edelbrock Performer that I bought back in 1998 - Stamped right on it "Made in USA", nice smoothed casting, no excess flashing, sturdier design, better plating - I'll be rebuilding this one and scrapping the other one. First off, I simply CANNOT believe that ALL of these problems happened at once - it was running like a beast just a week ago. And second, I cannot believe the crap out there being sold to us as "useable" or "quality" parts. BTW: Does anyone know if Moroso BlueMax are in fact made in China? Also, if I'm running a Unilite distributor, could that have fouled these wires? I was told that I have to run resisted wires, but an older buddy who has been a master mechanic for over 35 years is telling me to run solid wire, unresisted wires. Any suggestions on good plug wires?