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Old 08-20-2007, 04:13 PM
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Ouch! I just did my 20 minute burn in (flat tappet hydraulic) chevy motor. At the last 2 minutes my # 3 plug wire went up in flames, I was sure it wasn't touching the shorty (block hugger) headers, but maybe I bumped it. None of the stupid
articles (car craft etc.) told me or rather warned that the headers would get insanely hot and probably using an old set of cast iron for break in was best. Anyway, is there any kind of inexpensive fix for my plug ends (spark plug side). The boots you slip on are expensive and you have to put them on before you crimp the ends. Help!!! (maybe fiberglass wrap the headers?)

Thanks for the great help all you guys, always great responses to posts, its a wayyy coooolll.

the tim guy

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Doc here,

If you had a matched , pre~Cut set...and are a perfectionist..the best thing to do is either buy a new set...and install that OR id only one wire was affected, go back where you got them and see if they have a single replacement...

You really don't want to change the resistance per foot..cutting and crimping will contribute to that...

Other than that, there are plenty of "Ends" you can get and crimp on..works OK on a stocker , I guess, I always replace in sets..(then I have spares.. )

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They'll get real hot
Someone makes a plug wire now that has a ceramic boot.Looks like an overzied sparkplug is attached to the wire.

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