|10-06-2008 10:12 AM|
I used to have mine flying over the rocker covers but the last time I did wires I cut them just right and added a loom.
|10-06-2008 09:35 AM|
Here you go, buy one at Summit Racing.
MSD Mini Stripper Crimper. $4.80.
And at no extra cost instructions.
|10-06-2008 07:51 AM|
These are Taylor Spiro-Pro universals - and with a full MSD ignition are operating just fine. It takes a couple of hours to make up the wires, but for sure a lot better looking then the "custom fit".
My tools - a box cutter knife, a crimping tool and some silicone dielectric grease to get the boots on at the distributor end.
(I do like the tool that Malc pictured !!)
|10-04-2008 11:39 AM|
The tool I have shown allows you to strip the right amount of outer insulation and cut it to the right depth.
It´s 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.
|10-04-2008 11:06 AM|
|10-04-2008 10:13 AM|
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.
|10-04-2008 10:02 AM|
This tool used to be included in MSD wire sets made of aluminum, now they´re made of plastic.
This makes a real nice job of wire ends.
|10-04-2008 09:42 AM|
I have purchased kits to make my own cables.
SummitRacing lists them. I went with Taylor 8.8 wires last time. I didn't buy the crimper tool, just used my hammer and some vice grips.
|10-04-2008 09:37 AM|
Making your own spark plug cables
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?