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Old 10-30-2005, 01:57 PM
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Spark Plug Wire shortage???

Hey Ya'll, Is there a shortage of Spark Plug Wire Sets or something??? I need a set for 'Ruby' (Chevy 350 Short Block, 4 barrel Holley carp, HEI with 'straight' plug on spark plug end and '90 angle' on the distributor end in RED). Autozoo . .ahh, hem, Autozone, Carquest, and none of my local auto places have them, nor can they order them. The first question everyone ask is what 'year?' I don't have a clue because I can't see the engine numbers. If anyone finds a set, I guess I should say 'universal' set in 'red' like I need, please email or post it. Thanks and Southern Smiles, Donna

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Forget the local chains with the trained ape/computer illitterate counter jockeys.As soon as you told them you wanted red wires,they were lost.
Go to either your nearest independent parts shop or speed shop-they'll have an idea of what you want and should be able to help you out.
Another good source is either Summit or Jegs-both have websites and real,live,knowledgable tech help.

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Jegs & Summit vs. illiterate autozoo computer junkies

Thanks George, I'll check out both of these websites, and will call tomorrow for an order. And 'amen' to the local Autozoo computer junkies!
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ask for msd universal set..for hei...you can custom make them to fit...they come red and black....the kit comes with the tool to cut....
after a few ..you will be a expert......your pal mark
heres a pic of mine with a set of jacobs boots.....
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ask for msd universal set..for hei...you can custom make them to fit...they come red and black....the kit comes with the tool to cut....
after a few ..you will be a expert......your pal mark
heres a pic of mine with a set of jacobs boots.....
Agreed. I hate the way the pre made sets fit sometimes. I made my last set, it's very easily.
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http://www.taylorvertex.com/
Taylors are my personal favorite, I'm sure you can find them precut and terminated for your application.

If you dont feel like finding an online vendor, or want to spend the money locally. You can at least find the part number for them and find an orielly or some where that can order then locally and have them ship them in for you.
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Try finding a set for the old points style distributor cap. You won't find them in the chains any more. Mail order or swap meets are the only choice.
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Try finding a set for the old points style distributor cap. You won't find them in the chains any more. Mail order or swap meets are the only choice.
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Doc here,

I find and replace them regularly through Auto Zombie, or NAPA..as well as Points, rotors, caps capacitors, Ballast resistors, non~HEI coils and the like..

Agreed They are drying up...(lower end of the 40's ) but will still be around for awhile...

I'll tell ya what's hard to find ... a simple 6 volt flasher unit...(unless it's a V and W)

Go here and select the wire set you are looking for...

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...ug+Wires+-+Set



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don't who makes red wires as a oe replacement, however the configuration you are looking for is for an Oldsmobile, say a 75-75 Cutlass w/ a 350 olds motor
just my .02
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Taylor or MSD? (ordered from Summit Racing)

Hey Ya'll, Thanks for all of the help on locating my red Spark Plug Wire Set. (Doc, I had already ordered from Summit before I read your post, but bookmarked the site for the future.) I ordered a Taylor Wire Set, but could have gotten MSD (which is what is on there now). The MSD's were 20 bucks higher, and other than being 8.5mm vs. 8.mm, I really didn't see that much difference. Anyone have any thoughts on Taylor vs. MSD? I also bought a red Distributor Cap, rotor, etc. All the 'red' should help 'dress-up' Ruby. Southern Smiles, Donna
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Doc here,


Donna,

Electrically, if they are the same, it's all good!

What matters is durability..(how long will they last..?) and under what conditions, (high heat, water and / or mud ) Ect..

I went with a Comp Orange coil cover on mine with a gray cap, and black wires..on my DD Vette..to break up the dull~drums..



(Geeze..I sound like The Martha Stewart of Engine Color coordination.."How to Color Cordinate Your ENGINE for drop in guests.." )

Except..I don't have a police record..and ankle bracelet..and look REAL bad in a white jumpsuit with signature emblem "FCF PRISONER" on the back

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