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Old 01-02-2004, 01:36 AM
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350 spark plug wires

I have had 350 sbc's all my life, and all of my life I have had the same problem. It seems as though all of the "stock" spark plug wires are too short. I usually end up with wires that "just make it." I know that there are longer wires out there from when I see pictures of dressed up 350's. I was wondering what wires to ask for to get these longer wires. I'm running a set of hooker headers and I'm tired of having the "shorter" wires rubbing on the headers and melting.

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hi todd ask for 90degrees plug ends
at your speed shop many have leads made up
already take your short ones in and ask them for longer ones
get some 8 mm if you can these are better for HEI systems
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I have had the same problem with engine specific wire sets, some are always too short. I now buy quality universal "cut to fit" plug wire sets. The last set of MSD 8.5mm spiral core wires I bought must have had 4 foot long wires in them, it was great.

Vince
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make up sets

if you make up your own wire set make sure the
inner spiral conects to the metal crimp clip
if you dont there can be an arc jump leading to
beaking down at high revs
also by a good quality set and do it in a clean place with clean tools
i have seen some guys have trouble with tracking
open the the hood at night and its like fariey lights
that high voltage spark wants to get to earth any way it can
it dosent realy like to jump the gap at the plug under compression if theres an easier way to ground the
zap goes there
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My '72 GMC pickup has a 350 with the old ram horn style exhaust manifolds, and I had the same problem. I have found that the wires that fit the chevy 402 are long enough (NAPA p/n 700239 for 8.5 mm belkins). Also, the '70's era vettes had really long wires that ran under the block and came up the back side of the block. I don't know the exact lengths, but they are really long. Good luck
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