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    Changing the spark plugs leads on a 185 cid 6 cyl.

    Is there a trick to threading the plug leads through the lead guide on the side of the engine. The boots on the new plug leads available do not come off to accommodate this. How were they done when serviced?
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    The only time I ever did this I used spark plug wire sets where one end was cut and the boots and contact parts were attached after the wires were fed through the loom.

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    All of mine have slip boots on the distributor end. Remove that boot, thread the wire through and put the boot back on. Brand new wires are fresh and flexible, and although it is a tight fit, the boots will move. On old dirty stiff wires, they can seem molded on, but they will come off. At least, that has been my experience.
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    Thanks guys.
    I've secured the makings, so I'll make up a set without boots one end and slide them through then fit them.
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    Yep, spray some WD-40 on the ends and slip the boots off, then slide them through.

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