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Old 10-04-2008, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by intergalactica
I'm tired of buying "supposedly" custom-fit spark plug cables that then turn out to be too long.

Has anybody ever made their own spark plug cables? What tools and supplies would I need? Any suggestions?

The universal spark plug wire sets only need the wires cut to the desired length and the distributor cap terminal ends and boots attached. The spark plug ends are already attached.

A good hand held wire crimper/cutter/stripper tool is very helpful.

The crimping tool that malc has posted works very well but you still will need a stripping tool to remove the outer insulation and not cut the inner core.

A very liberal use of a lubricant (usually silicone grease although regular oil works as well) is needed to "slide" the boot back over the crimped terminal.

Last edited by Frisco; 10-06-2008 at 07:45 AM. Reason: reversed the end replacement statement
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