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mmf_1013 02-20-2014 03:59 PM

Ignition Wire separators
Hi everyone!
Just a quick question. Im looking to do a plug and wire job and have the 8.5 mm MSD wires. I wanted it to look pretty nice under there, and was wondering how many of those wire separators I would need to get for the job.

Thanks in advance!

Injuneer 02-20-2014 05:45 PM

Re: Ignition Wire separators
Will you be routing the wires in the stock configuration - under the manifolds (very tight in the bracket on the front of the engine, and through the PS pump support), or will you using an "over the valve cover" setup with headers, of some other aftermarket approach?

mmf_1013 02-20-2014 09:35 PM

Re: Ignition Wire separators
I will probably going in the stock configuration, as I still have the manifolds.
(hope to get headers maybe next year :()

Injuneer 02-22-2014 11:41 AM

Re: Ignition Wire separators
The wires will be "trapped" until they turn the corners to the sides of the engine. At that point, a 4-wire separator, and two 2-wire separators should be adequate for each side. That assumes you are not using the stock metal bracket/cover on the drivers side that holds the wire for #7 againast the head. If the wires have been changed previsouly, that cover often gets discarded, because it is difficult (but not impossible) to reinstall.

Courtesy of Shoebox:

On my engine (bought the car new) the wire for #7 was tucked under the exhaust manifold with the cover, and did not wrap around the manifold as shown in the cut, above, from the factory manual.

mmf_1013 02-25-2014 02:57 PM

Re: Ignition Wire separators
awesome, thanks for the help!!

Wish me luck as I have read they can be a pain!

Injuneer 02-25-2014 05:53 PM

Re: Ignition Wire separators

Originally Posted by mmf_1013 (Post 6958505)
Wish me luck as I have read they can be a pain!

Just remember... lay in an adequate supply of band-aids and cold brew! :)

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