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Old 08-16-2009, 07:49 PM
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Spark Plug Wire Loom/Retainer with Ram Horns

I have a 1930 Model A Ford pickup that has a Chevy 350/TH350 in it. I have Mallory Unilite Ignition System and Edelbrock Performer cam/intake/4bl. I am using 2.5 inch Corvette Ram Horn exhaust manifolds. Therefore, I need to run the spark plug wires under the exhaust manifolds. I think this was the way it was done in the 60's. What kind of wire looms/retainers do I need? Here is a pic to show my setup. Thanks.



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Old 08-27-2009, 07:56 AM
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On each side of the block, behind the heads, you'll see a threaded hole and a blind indentation close by. These are for four-wire looms, one on each side. The loom is just flat steel about 6" long and maybe 1" wide. The wires are then routed down to two two-wire looms (on each side) which are bolted to the oil pan using the stock pan bolts. You can eyeball which pan bolts to use. The wires, thus separated, go up to the plugs.

You may have difficulty getting the front two wires on each side between the manifold and the block especially with the larger manifolds.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:18 PM
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get a corvette supply catalog. the wire looms for the early corvette had tabs that bolted to the block near the head deck surface and separated wires between the sparkplugs -2 per side and the front 4 plugwires actually ran through the motormounts. the rear mounts- 4wires per side, bolted to the block rear bellhousing behind the heads. I ran the same setup on my 30 model a with 2.5" ram head manifolds. the pan bolt mounted holders hold the wires from touching the rear of the manifolds. this setup is a bear to install on a finished car, but the results are clean and efficient!
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:02 AM
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Loiselle, I'm just not sure if they still have one for your car but I heard about this Mr Gasket Spark Plug Wire Loom that they sell. If you still don't have one. maybe it will be worth your try.
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I agree, the cool looking Corvette wire looms would be the ticket, give it that nostalgia look and factory flair. I have an aversion to putting anything made by Mr. Gasket on my cars.

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What he just say?
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Another Spammer ^^^.

My 71 C10 uses the same type Wire routing.
http://www.trifive.com/garage/55%20C...ual/221-11.gif

#2 & #4 wires should be behind the Manifold along Pan rail here & thru Engine mount.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2wzS50GoNjQ/SW...s/100_0096.JPG
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