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heat resistant spark plug wires

Hi guys,
this is the second spark plugs wires set fried for the stupid headers i have on my engine, it's a 1 gen Chevy SB with the HEI distributor.
Headers are those that Hedman makes for the Jeep Chevy conversion, is almost impossible to keep some of the wires far enaugh from the pipe, headers wrap and wires boots are already on but seems they're not sufficient to prevent wires damage.

I know that wires should be at least close to the headers but some of them is pratically attached to it and it's very difficult to avoid it, i'm asking if there are specific spark plug wires extreme heat resistant, i've a cheap Taylor set now...
I'm thinking about a wires retainers too.
Thank you in advance.

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Old 01-05-2011, 05:51 PM
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Hi guys,
this is the second spark plugs wires set fried for the stupid headers i have on my engine, it's a 1 gen Chevy SB with the HEI distributor.
Headers are those that Hedman makes for the Jeep Chevy conversion, is almost impossible to keep some of the wires far enaugh from the pipe, headers wrap and wires boots are already on but seems they're not sufficient to prevent wires damage.

I know that wires should be at least close to the headers but some of them is pratically attached to it and it's very difficult to avoid it, i'm asking if there are specific spark plug wires extreme heat resistant, i've a cheap Taylor set now...
I'm thinking about a wires retainers too.
Thank you in advance.
You need to do a better job routing them. I use Pro Comp 10.5 mm and have no problem even though I had to dent the #1 tube to clear the boot on #3 plug. Use a combination of cable looms and zip ties if necessary to keep the cables away from the tubes. You can get competition heat resistant wires made by Pro Comp on this web site www.kmjperformance.com for 39 bucks. You might try the 8.5's because the retainers for 10.5's are hard to find and expensive, like more than the wires themselves. The set I got was for over the valve covers routing.
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You can use under-the-header wires with wire separators to hold them in place, that is, if there's room between the headers and firewall. The other option is to use and organizer like the one in the picture. I'm not sure if you need over or under the header wire though. You may have to do like cole said and make a dent in one or more of the tubes to clear the boot.
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DIY heat resistant plug wires

I just wrapped boots w/ header tape.
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I use this type of plug boot protector.

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thank you guys, i've attached a picture of my stupid headers, it's so tricky to keep the wires away from the pipes, picture is old, now the wires got the boots too...



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i've seen a special wire from Accel ( ferro wire 9000 or something like that) that should be more resistant at the heat, anyway a better wire organization is on the way, wich kind of organizer do i can use with those valve cover?
thank you.
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