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vegas paul
05-10-2007, 10:54 PM
I am installing new ignition wires for my conversion to Dave Thibault's electronic ignition. Newer (compatible with electronic ignition) wires are thicker, and all 6 won't fit through the curved wire loom leading to the distributor. I get 5 in, and no amount of pulling, lubing, spraying outside with teflon spray, etc. will get the 6th wire through. Any way to expand or open this loom?

I may have to abandon it and use some conventional wire guides, but I like the looks of the original loom.

Any ideas?

Las Vegas, NV
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CHAMP
05-11-2007, 08:19 AM
I have a set of solid wire core spark plug wires (stock size) on my Champion with the Pertronix that I got at NAPA. Work fine if you don't have a radio.

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53k
05-11-2007, 09:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by vegas paul

I am installing new ignition wires for my conversion to Dave Thibault's electronic ignition. Newer (compatible with electronic ignition) wires are thicker, and all 6 won't fit through the curved wire loom leading to the distributor. I get 5 in, and no amount of pulling, lubing, spraying outside with teflon spray, etc. will get the 6th wire through. Any way to expand or open this loom?
I may have to abandon it and use some conventional wire guides, but I like the looks of the original loom.
Any ideas?


Sounds like you got 8mm wires. 7mm will work in the looms. I run both Pertronix and the MoPar system using regular wires- no problems.
I got a set of 8mm when I was having problems with my '64 Avanti on our Route 66 trip. They solved the problem, buy I had to leave off all the shielding as the wires wouldn't fit the grooves in the Avanti looming.


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