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78transAM94 78transAM94
User | Posts: 51 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/10/14
09:33 PM

Ok I have a stock 78 t/a w/ w-72.  I have AC plugs and wires but I need to change out the cap and rotor yet. Somewhere along the line i ened up with a cut plug wire, #7 cylinder with a straight boot and the sterring shaft didn't like each other. I was just curious as to what everyone else is running?  

wayne712222 wayne712222
Moderator | Posts: 235 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 04/11/14
08:57 PM

to save you ... you might take the damaged wire to a local parts store.. some may still have single wires hanging on racks in the back isles..


there may be a few parts stores that might have some new old stock individual delco spark plug wires..  yes .. a few stores actually had them in boxes in the back isles.


oh... and in the short run...   OHM the spark plug wire.. set meter to 200K ohms..  200,000..   the wire should display LESS than its length in inches on the meter at that setting...


if its still good.   clean the wire area with some brake clean.. i like the autozone brand..   let it dry..  smear a layer of clear silicone across the opening in the wire.. let it cure for a few hours..  believe it or not.. that will actually fix the insulation.. i just pulled off a set of wires that had a cut .. they lasted for 180,000 miles with a silicone patch on one..  i can get pictures of them perhaps tomorrow.. but they worked..  i drove my toyota for 10,000 miles with clear silicone over a hole in the distributor cap..  i had a new OEM cap.. just too lazy to put it on..  

idrivejunk idrivejunk
Addict | Posts: 5162 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 04/12/14
08:52 AM

I have one angled boot on number 7 and the rest are straight. The boot gets passed down when I change wires. I just remove the straight boot, bend the connector and install the angled one (its angled 45 degrees not 90). But I have a Grand Prix. Used that approach on Chevys and others in the past, but never had a Firebird.  
idrivejunk