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Ozz1967 01-22-2007 10:55 AM

How hot do the A.I.R. tubes get?
 
I recently put in a new set of plug wires but no matter how I route them they end up resting on the A.I.R. tubes coming from my headers. Does anyone know if they get hot enough to melt the plug wires?

327NUT 01-22-2007 01:59 PM

They should'nt get that hot but I still would'nt let them touch the tubes. Can't you use some wire loom holders/seperators to reroute them?

Ozz1967 01-22-2007 02:57 PM

I bought two separate wire looms, but because of the A.I.R. tubes, they don't fit. :( There is loom from Summit that I'm looking at, but it's yet another $40.00 with shipping to get them. I was just hoping I could leave the plug wires where they are without hurting anything.

327NUT 01-22-2007 04:23 PM

Without seeing it then its hard to make suggestions, and if you don't want to spend anymore money on it then I would just wrap some thermal insulation, like header wrap around the tubes in the proper location and wire tie the plug wires to the insulation. I know that sounds kinda hank but sometimes you just gotta do.....and I'm assuming its not a show car.....

Ozz1967 01-22-2007 04:54 PM

It's for my 1984 Trans Am. I put headers on it and then arced one of my plug wires to the headers. So I bought a new rotor, cap and plug wires along with this sweet wire loom from Summit...only because my Headers are emission legal, and have the A.I.R. tubes, it don't fit. I routed the wires and no matter how I route them, there is some point where they are touching the tubes. This is especially prevelant on the drivers side, numbers 1 and 3 cylinders. It's not a show car by any means, I just want it to work right and not arc another plug wire two months down the road from insulation breakdown.


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