1981 Ford Fairmont Performance Ignition Systems

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    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2831865717
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L 1981, Ready To Run Distributor by MSD®. Easy as 1,2,3… The MSD Black Ready-to-Run distributor line makes adding big ignition power and stealthy good looks to your a snap. With no ignition box needed, connect 3 wires...
      Simple and clean installation with only three wires to connectSupplied with an HEI style distributor cap and rotor (accepts Cap-A-Dapts)
      $429.95
    • (1 review)
      # 803889627
      Ford Fairmont 1981, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Nickel Spark Plugs by Pulstar®. With Resistor. Inconel-electrode Pulse Plug. Designed specifically for most popular vehicles, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Plug provides...
      Increased horsepowerBetter torque
      $14.95 - $119.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1589832184
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Billet Distributor by Fast®. Due to a variety of changes and updates developed by the talented electrical engineers at FAST™, these dual-sync distributors are plug-and-play for...
      20 AWG, extreme-duty flexible-style wires for increased strength and durabilityRevised sensor placement and advanced plate sleeve designs create increased accuracy and reliability
      $368.18
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2286087
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Front Super Coil by Accel®. Accel Super Coils feature advanced bobbin technology, highly specialized silicone magnetic steel cores, along with optimized winding, resistance and turns ratios to deliver 10-15 percent...
      Comes With Ballast ResistorEffective Up To 6500 RPM
      $69.95
    • (2 reviews)
      # 826482208
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Race Billet Distributor by Fast®. The FAST™ Race Billet Distributors were designed to deliver the most accurate trigger signal possible throughout the entire RPM range of your race engine. This is accomplished...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $325.19 - $328.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960740731
      Ford Fairmont 1981 Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. These Accel 8.8mm wires feature a carbon/graphite core that virtually eliminate RFI noise while providing maximum conductivity for ultimate performance in any race or street application....
      8000, 8800, & 8900 Series, 550°F-rated8.8mm yellow high temperature silicone jacket
      $81.45 - $88.70
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906218225
      Ford Fairmont 1981 MPG+™ Spark Plug Wires by Granatelli Motor Sports®. Granatelli O ohm wires are patent protected by United States Patent number 7,185,622. This patent covers our unique method of producing ignition wires of extremely...
      Increases mileage 15%Direct OEM replacement, exceeds OEM specifications, OBD-II computer safe
      $77.43 - $196.65
    • (2 reviews)
      # 803903878
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Performance Nickel Spark Plug by Nitrode®. The Nitrode™ spark plugs are positioned to be the world's "greenest" most environmentally friendly spark plugs on the planet. Reducing fuel consumption and emissions while...
      The Nitrode™ is made with a proprietary ceramic exclusively used for this spark plugThis unique ceramic is over 10% harder than any ceramic known today
      $8.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # 819639153
      Ford Fairmont 1981 Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $91.03 - $98.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803891691
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L 1981, U-Groove™ High Performance Copper Spark Plugs by Accel®. With Resistor. Accel HP Spark Plugs are made with a Copper core which is a better conductor than Platinum and Iridium. They deliver a stronger spark...
      The Copper core is a better conductor than Iridium or Platinum plugsCopper dissipates heat much better than other materials
      $3.38 - $26.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826511096
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Pro-Billet™ Distributor Standart by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      CNC machined billet aluminum housing and Dupont Rynite baseEasy-to-adjust mechanical advance is mounted on top of the shaft
      $301.95 - $364.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960874691
      Ford Fairmont 1981 Street Thunder™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. Get great performance at an extremely affordable price with Taylor’s Street Thunder ignition wires. These 8mm wires deliver all of the performance in your street...
      Kevlar Helically Spiral Wound CoreDurable Silicone Double Layer Jacket
      $25.09 - $41.77
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2270608
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L 1981 Super Stock™ Spark Plug Wire Kit by Accel®. These Accel Super Stock wire sets are a true performance upgrade replacement for OE types. Efficient delivery of spark energy for a good price. Silicone boots with...
      8 mm SpiralStainless Steel Spark Plug Terminals
      $63.81
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2831865673
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L 1981, Pro-Billet™ HEI Distributor by MSD®. All the performance of MSD Pro-Billet line Now in black for your engine. Must be used with MSD 6, 7, or 8-series ignition. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this...
      Must be used with an MSD Ignition ControlPolished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing for smooth operation at all rpms
      $311.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4483770248
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L 1981, Power Pack Ignition Kit by TSP®. TSP's Power Pack Ignition Kit delivers high quality ignition components, all in one retail-friendly display box. It includes Pro Series Pro Billet distributor, 50,000 volt E-Core...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $340.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4511855816
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L 1981, Copper Spark Plugs by Accel®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Accel features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $15.64
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803899243
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L 1981, U-Groove™ Resistor Header Copper Spark Plugs by Accel®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Accel features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      Shorty Spark Plugs For Tubular Exhaust HeadersEliminates Dimpling Headers For Added Clearance
      $23.77 - $32.43
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4498086871
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L 1981, Iridium Yttrium Performance Spark Plug by Brisk®. Iridium Yttrium Performance Spark Plug are the best solution for high performance and racing engines. Iridium Yttrium Spark Plugs provide many unique and...
      Iridium is 6X harder & 8X stronger than platinumLong lasting OEM performance replacement
      $10.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4498087311
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L 1981, Premium EVO Nickel Spark Plug by Brisk®. Unique Spark Plug Produced Patented Laser Technology Unique igniter auxiliary electrode at the tip of the insulator formed using the patented technology of laser...
      Perfect ignition of fuel mixture in engine cylindersUnrestricted flame throughout combustion chamber
      $14.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 876493830
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Premium Racing LGS Spark Plug by Brisk®. Brisk Premium LGS spark plug has been developed after two-year cooperation with Lamborghini Morori Marini. Brisk Premium LGS spark plug utilizes extremely long glide-spark and...
      High-Potential Semi-Surface discharge equals more powerDischarge at the point of richest mixture in 360° perimeter
      $13.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4498087286
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L 1981, Racing Spark Plug by Brisk®. Brisk Silver Racing Spark Plugs are the best solution for high performance and racing engines. Silver Spark Plugs provide many unique and beneficial characteristics, Silver is taking...
      Silver is the best conductor of thermal heat & electricitySuperior ignition ability increases engine power
      $10.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803926174
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Copper Spark Plug by Autolite®. With Resistor. These spark plugs by Autolite are specially designed and manufactured to ensure quick starts, dependable performance, and smooth acceleration. The products are made of...
      Copper-glass seal bonds insulator, terminal post center electrode together; assures full required voltage at spark gap; gas-tight seal (100% leak proof)Multi-rib insulator reduces danger of "flash-over"
      $1.64
    • (0 reviews)
      # 959953722
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Platinum Spark Plugs by Autolite®. Provides a center wire platinum firing tip. Benefits include: reduced gap erosion, fewer misfires, better performance and more durability. Guaranteed for 4 years.
      High nickel alloy side electrode maintains precise gapFull platinum tip assures virtually no gap erosion
      $3.01 - $6.06
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906266020
      Ford Fairmont 1981 Armor Shield Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. Accel Armor Shield wires feature a metallic braided wire that delivers maximum spark energy while providing a Pro Street look. Armor Shield Wire sets enhance the appearance...
      8mm, 450°F-ratedPro-street applications
      $79.86 - $89.79
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4511860647
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L 1981 Endurance Plus™ Wire Set by Accel®. Endurance Plus quality ignition wire sets are ready to install for most popular engine applications. Get these top-notch spark plug wires to achieve maximum performance out...
      Quality retail aftermarket wire setsMaximum voltage and starting power
      $14.64
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906201243
      Ford Fairmont 1981 Prestolite ProConnect™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. ProConnect ignition wire sets meet or exceed OE/OES specifications, performance and quality. These cables match the original color and are designed to provide...
      Carbon impregnated fiberglass coreFiberglass braid for added strength
      $28.95 - $39.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906180739
      Ford Fairmont 1981 Super Stock™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. These Accel Super Stock wire sets are a true performance upgrade replacement for OE types. Efficient delivery of spark energy for a good price. Silicone boots with...
      7mm and 8mm, 550°F-ratedStreet-driven applications
      +4
      $41.09 - $60.56
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906241087
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L 1981 Street-Fire™ Spark Plug Wire Set by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle,...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $44.96 - $48.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2119402
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L 1981 High Energy™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. These wires are a top choice for either street or race applications. Each wire is cut to length and terminated with Taylor’s low-profile silicone Proboot with...
      Available For Street Or Track ApplicationsHigh Temperature and Oil Resistant Wire Insulation
      $25.63
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960695677
      Ford Fairmont 1981 Spiro-Pro™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. These plug wires are the top choice of racers and street enthusiasts for their high performance at an affordable price. With two layers of 100% silicone jacketing and...
      Available For Street Or Track ApplicationsSpiro-Wound With Stainless Steel Wire
      +1
      $42.18 - $73.62
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906246245
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L With Single Plug Engine 1981 ThunderVolt™ Performance Performance Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. Gain horsepower and torque with Taylor’s Dyno-proven ThunderVolt racing plug wire sets. Low resistance for...
      Exclusive copper/nickel alloy bonded by a conductive acrylic coverFerrite spiral-wound core provides low resistance for optimum RFI and RMI suppression
      +2
      $48.75
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn466425935
      Ford Fairmont 3.3L / 4.1L 1981, Electrosports 80 Series 8 mm Blue Spark Plug Wire Set by Magnecor®. 10 - year warranty. Original equipment replacement. Designed to improve original ignition system performance on street vehicles using...
      Expertly crafted from the highest grade materialsMade with maximum safety and reliability in mind
      $44.38
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2286122
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Super Stock™ Front Super Stock High Vibrational Ignition Coil by Accel®. Accel's Super Stock coils are high-performance replacements for OE canister style coils. Improves starting, idle, throttle response and top...
      For Heavy Duty And Off Road UseCanister Style Coil
      $60.73
    • (0 reviews)
      # 904809307
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Super Stock™ Front Super Stock Ignition Coil by Accel®. Accel's Super Stock coils are high-performance replacements for OE canister style coils. Improves starting, idle, throttle response and top RPM power. Works...
      Effective To 6500 RPM
      $28.34 - $32.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # 904805336
      Ford Fairmont With 2-Valve Engine 1981, Ignition Coils by Professional Products®. Professional Products now offers a line of extreme high performance coils. The relatively new multi-coil arrangements offer a big advantage over the old...
      Carefully engineered to increase spark energyPainstakingly designed for ultra high efficiency
      $24.48 - $117.29
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826463451
      Ford Fairmont 1981, HEI Distributor by TSP®. With Coil.
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      +1
      $51.83 - $105.18
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826579968
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L 1981, Pro Series Pro-Billet™ Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Pro Series Pro Billet Distributor is for the racer who needs added spark and precision for their high performance power plant. It features a high...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $105.18
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826431426
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Pro Series™ Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil.
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $119.21 - $124.39
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826571923
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L 1981, Pro-Billet™ Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Pro Billet distributor is designed to get the job done. They say there is beauty in simplicity - well, this small-cap distributor has it in spades. Lacking the...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $53.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826566427
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L 1981, Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Ready to Run distributor is designed for easy installation. With the included ignition module, all you'll need to complete your set-up is a coil. Using simple...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $53.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826437758
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L With 45D Style Distributor 1981, Custom Flame-Thrower™ "Stock-Look" Distributor by PerTronix®.
      All new lightweight cast aluminum housingHigh dielectric strength cap and rotor with brass contacts
      $202.98 - $248.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826518484
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L With 45D Style Distributor 1981, Flame-Thrower™ "Stock-Look" Distributor by PerTronix®. Flame-Thrower "Stock-Look" distributors are loaded with features that you would expect from a high performance part, yet...
      All new lightweight cast aluminum housingHigh dielectric strength cap and rotor with brass contacts
      $227.44 - $262.48
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826414147
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Flame-Thrower™ "Stock-Look" Distributor Standart by PerTronix®. With Motorcraft Style. Flame-Thrower "Stock-Look" distributors are loaded with features that you would expect from a...
      All new lightweight cast aluminum housingHigh dielectric strength cap and rotor with brass contacts
      $214.64 - $250.08
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4254006280
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L With PerTronix Flame-Thrower Distributor With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Ignitor III™ Module Kit by PerTronix®. Parts and accessories for Flame-Thrower Billet Distributors offer unmatched quality and accommodate...
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $151.27
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358720531
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L / 5.0L / 5.8L With FoMoCo Distributor / With Motorcraft Distributor 1981, Ignitor II™ Adaptive Dwell Ignition Control by PerTronix®. The has many of the same great features that the Ignitor has, but it's smarter....
      Adaptive dwell maintains peak energy throughout the entire RPM range, reducing misfires while improving engine performanceDevelops on average 4 times more available energy between 3000 and 5000 RPM, and 2 times more available plug voltage
      $158.34
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826608370
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Ignitor II™ Ignition Module by PerTronix®.
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $123.18 - $134.84
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358720693
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L / 5.0L / 5.8L With FoMoCo Distributor / With Motorcraft Distributor 1981, Ignitor™ Electronic Ignition by PerTronix®. For over forty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to...
      Delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and spark plug life2:1 improvement over "points" in current fall time for increased coil output
      $115.86
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4268627817
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L With PerTronix Flame-Thrower Distributor / With Stock-Look Distributor With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Ignitor™ Module for Stock-Look Distributor by PerTronix®. This product is made of high-quality materials to...
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $103.81
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4254008961
      Ford Fairmont 2.3L With FoMoCo 311185 industrial engine Distributors 1981, Industrial Ignitor™ Electronic Ignition Kit by PerTronix®. For over forty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to...
      Delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and spark plug life2:1 improvement over "points" in current fall time for increased coil output
      $126.04
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2367668268
      Ford Fairmont 5.8L 1981, HEI Street And Strip Distributor Standart by Proform®. Built-In Coil. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this top-notch product is definitely what you need. Manufactured from premium...
      Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
      $155.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn474701988
      Ford Fairmont 1981, Distributor by Big End Performance®. Provides reliable spark throughoutthe rpm range, so they’ll deliver the performance you need.This affordable distributor hasmany features that outperformthe competition, like a...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $275.39
    • (0 reviews)
      # 717902784
      Ford Fairmont With Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, 2 EFI Ignition Control Kit by Edelbrock®. Now you can get the ultimate control of your engine when using the expanded ignition timing control feature of E-Street 2 EFI. This new...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $359.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4512689619
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L 1981, El Rayo DNA™ Distributor Ignition Kit by Speedmaster®. Speedmaster El Rayo ignition system are designed for the enthusiast that is serious about performance but needs the small cap size due to space...
      E cient E-core winding design produces more voltage and current85:1 turns ratio and lower primary resistance produce high voltage output
      $250.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 819669973
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L 1981 Spark Plug Wire Loom Alongside Valve Cover by R&M Specialties®.
      Designed to enhance engine’s performance and lookQuality machined from high-grade materials
      $57.64 - $129.08
    • (0 reviews)
      # 987614223
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L / 5.0L / 5.8L 1981, Smoothie™ Horizontal Wire Loom Kit by Made 4 You®. Lays the wires out parallel to the valve cover. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer...
      Unsurpassed QualityPrecision molded 6-6 Zytel Nylon will not melt, fade, distort, stain, or discolor, under normal use
      +1
      $34.95 - $41.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # 987608147
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L / 5.0L / 5.8L 1981, Smoothie™ Vertical Wire Loom Kit by Made 4 You®. Made 4 You most popular style for mounting on valve covers, allowing the separators to be positioned vertically instead of horizontally....
      Unsurpassed QualityPrecision molded 6-6 Zytel Nylon will not melt, fade, distort, stain, or discolor, under normal use
      +1
      $34.95 - $41.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358947046
      Ford Fairmont Base 5.0L With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Coil Bracket Bolt Kit by ARP®. Add a touch of class to your coil bracket installation with an ARP bolt kit. Available in Black Oxide finished chrome moly or rust-proof stainless...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $1.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4254009261
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L With Billet Distributor With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Gear by PerTronix®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with...
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $40.94
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358720691
      Ford Fairmont 5.0L With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Vacuum Lockout Kit Clockwise by PerTronix®. From replacement wiring harness to adjustable vacuum advance canisters, lockout kits and mechanical advance kits, they have the parts to...
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $8.31
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1682286
      Ford Fairmont 4.2L With Powerfire Distributor 1981, Distributor Advance Lockout Kit by Professional Products®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Professional Products features premium quality and will perform...
      Timing Advance Lockout KitEasy installation
      $4.58




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