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I have went to the local Oreilly's a few times now to get the correct length plug wires for my 327. I need the ones long enough to run in the billet plug holders that run along the valve covers and up to the HEI cap. They are starting to get a little aggrivated with me. Does any one know off the top what application i should just ask for> I really dont want to make my own
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Originally posted by indyzmosthated@Jan 10 2009, 12:30 PM~12663025
I have went to the local Oreilly's a few times now to get the correct length plug wires for my 327.  I need the ones long enough to run in the billet plug holders that run along the valve covers and up to the HEI cap.  They are starting to get a little aggrivated with me.  Does any one know off the top what application  i should just ask for>  I really dont want to make my own
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Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do.
 

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Just buy the universal kit. made by accel it comes in lots of colors. It comes with 8 same length LONG pieces that you can cut and put the ends and boots on. Ive done this on a 350 with them same billit holders. They are long enough to reach. Thats the only way to get EXACTLY right lengths. Takes quite awhile to install the ends when you have to do 16 of them but use lots of silicone to get the boots on and youll save a huge headache ;)
 

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Originally posted by CoupeDevilleDTS@Jan 10 2009, 01:29 PM~12663386
Just buy the universal kit.  made by accel it comes in lots of colors.  It comes with 8 same length LONG pieces that you can cut and put the ends and boots on.  Ive done this on a 350 with them same billit holders.  They are long enough to reach.  Thats the only way to get EXACTLY right lengths.  Takes quite awhile to install the ends when you have to do 16 of them but use lots of silicone to get the boots on and youll save a huge headache ;)
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Yea, youre going to have to by a cut-to-fit type kit where you put the ends on yourself. Its easy. Taylor is the brand you want.
 

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Originally posted by CoupeDevilleDTS@Jan 10 2009, 02:29 PM~12663386
Just buy the universal kit.  made by accel it comes in lots of colors.  It comes with 8 same length LONG pieces that you can cut and put the ends and boots on.  Ive done this on a 350 with them same billit holders.  They are long enough to reach.  Thats the only way to get EXACTLY right lengths.  Takes quite awhile to install the ends when you have to do 16 of them but use lots of silicone to get the boots on and youll save a huge headache ;)
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Be ready to spend $40+ on a crimping tool.... I would definately recommend buying one before you find yourself buying another set of wires.
 

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Originally posted by Sin7@Jan 11 2009, 09:47 AM~12669089
Be ready to spend $40+ on a crimping tool.... I would definately recommend buying one before you find yourself buying another set of wires.
i know that feeling... :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by racerboy@Jan 11 2009, 11:13 AM~12669263
i know that feeling... :biggrin:
tell me about it...... When i bought my wires, the guy at the rod shop suggested I buy the crimping tool. I figured he was just trying to push the sale on me. So I politely told him no. I got home, and after 15 minutes of trying to crimp the first wire with some pliers, i found myself making the trip back down to the shop. The dude had the crimp tool sitting by the counter. He giggled and simply said " i knew you'd be back". :roflmao:

Might seem like a waste of $40 dollars but it makes the job much easier.
 

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i have seen that Kragen Auto Parts rents tools. maybe they rent the crimping tool as well.
personally, i bont believe you can have too many tools, so i always buy them, but if you are sure you wont be doing another set of wires, see if you can rent.
 

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Originally posted by racerboy@Jan 11 2009, 11:48 AM~12669555
i have seen that Kragen Auto Parts rents tools. maybe they rent the crimping tool as well.
personally, i bont believe you can have too many tools, so i always buy them, but if you are sure you wont be doing another set of wires, see if you can rent.
Amen brother !....
 

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Originally posted by CoupeDevilleDTS@Jan 11 2009, 11:56 AM~12669602
the accel kit comes with a crimping tool.  Its more like a crimping block that you hammer, but it works.
my accel wires didn't come with one.... :dunno:
 

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I bought a Mallory crimper years ago. Works great, and I use it more than I thought I would. :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by Sin7@Jan 11 2009, 12:06 PM~12669648
my accel wires didn't come with one.... :dunno:
IDK ive bought 2 different kits over the past 5 years and both had the crimping thing. It was the $40 7mm universal kit that comes in diff colors
 

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the only crimping tool that i have ever gotten with any wire set was the cheap one that you put in a vice and hit with a hammer.
 
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