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Old 10-04-2008, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Frisco
The universal spark plug wire sets only need the wires cut to the desired length and the spark plug boot and terminal attached. The distributor cap 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.
It is the distributor ends you have to attach, the plug boots are already there.
The tool I have shown allows you to strip the right amount of outer insulation and cut it to the right depth.
Itīs done with the two holes you can see.
You just need to supply a sharp blade, insert the wire in the right hole until it stops, insert the blade in the slot and rotate the cable, presto job done.
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