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Distributor boots interference

On the Chevy small block distributor, wires cross each other at 2 places:
-Cylinder 1 wire crosses with cylinder 2 wire.
-Cylinder 3 wire crosses with cylinder 6 wire.

How do you make this nice and clean with 90 degree boots and coil in cap distributor?

A little higher boots on wire 1 and 3 would be perfect, I guess?
Or maybe a 45 degree bend on the boots for wire 1 and 3, and keep the 90 degree boots on the rest?

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Thanks for a quick answer.
I'm aware of the crossfire cap, but I have also read a lot of bad reviews on them.
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An update.
Got this advice over at the thirdgen.org message board:

The 4 on the right side should point to the right, and the 4 on the left should point to the left.

The #1 should come out to the right & #2 to the left, curl around downwards and make a 180, and cross over in front of the cap. They can be left long enough to lay on the manifold under the dist body.

The #3 should come out to the right and do the same behind the cap.

Then the retaining ring should then snap down on top of all of them so they can't possibly come off. OE, and the better aftermarket, wires have a nub on the end of the boot so that they "clip" into the ring.

They should NOT point across the top of the dist.
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