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Are the stock Delco wires going to burn if the engine has headers? If so, what is a good set (in black) to look stock and be the right length?

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You will be glad if you use a set of good aftermarket silicone wires with headers. Many manufacturers have them in black. Get 90 or 135 degree boots. 8 mm is best, but would be a very tough fit in the stock looms. I use Taylor Sriral core 135 8 mm. They are absolutely burnproof. Don't know if they come in black tho.





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I had the same desire as you for wires, stock looking 7MM black wires. I bought a set of the Pertronix wires fo rthe small block Chevy. They're high temp and low resistance. I haven't had a chance to put them on yet, the car is sleeping for the winter right now.

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Brian,
I saw those wires in the Summit catalogue. I wonder if they are truly custom fit or extra long and floppy. Thanks Jim also.

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Hehehehehehehe. You said long and floppy......
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Hmmmm...that would bum me out if they were long and floppy. I think I'll try them out this weekend and will post how they fit. I have the stock wire stands and I'll post a picture.

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Thanks Brian. A test fit would help.


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Hehehehehehehe. You said long and floppy......
What can I say. I was lookin' at a Summit Rqacing catalogue, not a Victoria Secrets cataloge.

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long n floppy, kz? you wish... I think or were u talking ears?

Then on the other hand, never saw a set of "custom fit" w ires thsat weren't long n floppy...lol





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I bought Taylor "real wire" wires for my BB with headers b/c I want "real wire" wires and I needed the 135 degree boots!!

They are black.

Might look into them?

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Gary,

I'm using the OEM, date coded, replacements from Lectric Limited on my '68 Z/28 with Hooker Competition Plus headers. I have one or two wires that are close to the tubes, and still no problems. They also fit in the looms and look 100% correct. They are about 2 ˝ years old, but the mileage accumulation is low – maybe 2,000 miles.

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Thanks Sek. I will check those wires out.

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Gary,
I went to put the Pertronix wires on and the wire for cylinder #1 was 15" longer than the stock AC Delco wires on there, so I just stopped.

I called Summit and they said I ordered the wrong wires. I ordered 708101 for Chevy/GMC small blocks and they said that 708103 for Chevy/Buick is the right one, so they're going to exchange them. It would have been nice if either their website or the Pertonix website would list the applications rather than having to guess which ones to get.

Oh well, we'll see what happens with the new ones.

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