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Old 09-18-2013, 10:04 AM
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Spark Plug Wire Loom

I am trying to keep my rat's nest of plug wires from melting. The brown truck brought me this last night:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-440321

I got it installed but soon found they do not play nicely with my long tube headers. I do not need anything fancy or chrome or show car. But I would like it to look nice and tidy. Suggestions? Ideally they would be made of some type of plastic to prevent arc through.

I have a SBC with Vortec heads (center bolt) and Hooker long tube headers on a '81 C10 truck.

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I use these, R&M Billet Wire Looms 1102K

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Shoot, I just reread your post and see you have centerbolt valve covers.....
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Put your wires down the back of the heads, along the pan and up to your plugs. Just like on a vette!!
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I'm using a wire loom 'kit' from these folks. Summit have them as well - https://www.made4uproducts.com/ That web site is very slow!!!

Malc - I believe that RM have one for a center bolt Chebbie as well. I have an unused Ford version that might be used eventually on the new engine I'm considering
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Put your wires down the back of the heads, along the pan and up to your plugs. Just like on a vette!!
What is the trick to do this? Is there some hardware to clip the wires on? Or some unused bolt holes to improvise with?
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You use some bracket clips that bolt on the back of the heads or bellhousing flange and on to the pan bolts. Used on vettes and older mid 50's and 60's sbc.
Here's a link with a pic.
Technical Where can I get these brackets to run sparkplug wires like this.. - THE H.A.M.B.
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Perhaps the kevlar boot covers would also help?

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I'm using them on my 454
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