Small blocks with headers, spark plug wires

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  1. Kevin Dugan

    Kevin Dugan Junior Member

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    Hello folks,
    for those of you running headers on your SB, what are you using to keep your spark plug wires off the headers? Pics would be cool.
    TIA,
    Kevin
     
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    I hate to admit zip ties in some places lol.
     
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    On a Big Block, but same same! :cheers: DSCF6640-002.JPG
     
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    These are what I used. No more boot melting problems.
     
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    I've always been fine just using wires with 90* plug ends, except for just one set of Hooker headers. One wire had to have a straight boot, iirc it was the #5 cylinder.
     
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    Fibre Heat Shielding, Same as Big Block Pic (above).
     
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    smoothandlow84 I'd rather be draggin' frame

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    I too have the boot heat sleeves on my sbc...headers melted the last set of boots before getting the sleeves.
     
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    Thanks! Summit carries them I guess?
     
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    The PO had them on my 85 with the stock manifolds. I left them on after my header swap and wouldn't not use them in the future. Kinda pricey but worth it IMO. IMG_20180119_165546245_resized.jpg
     
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    A good start is small "ISO size" spark plugs like the ones on the left.
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    Here they are on GM Vortec heads that place the plugs even closer to the exhaust port than conventional heads.

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    I like the guides for the wires, where did you get them?
     
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    No issues in 3 years like this...

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