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Re-routing plug wires

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BrianLivingstone

08-25-2013 17:16:18




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I am the first to admit that I am not an experienced mechanic but I have a neighbor who is. It seems every time he comes over to check out my progress on the 2n he is troubled by the way I have bunched all the plug wires together to route them through the original conduit. My question is , has anyone else chose to route the wires without using the conduit and is there an advantage to either method.
Thanks . Brian

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NoNewParts

08-27-2013 06:33:53




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to BrianLivingstone, 08-25-2013 17:16:18  
with all new components, the factory setup is fine

for me, in the 'rust belt', I don't care for it

most tractors I buy need all new wiring, so I don't use it when

I replace everything.

never liked any wire that could chafe on rusty metal,

or arc unseen.

zip ties, wire separators, wire shields work better in my case.
just my opinion, but if you use the tube for all the wiring

like the factory, add a fusible link to the main feed,

eventually, you'll need it.........

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soundguy

08-26-2013 07:14:33




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to BrianLivingstone, 08-25-2013 17:16:18  
as the others said.. bunched is fine.

My 2n doesn't have a conduit.. howver i still ziptie the wires into a neat group to ravel above the engine and to the dizzy. keeps em out of the way.



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GB in MT.

08-26-2013 05:40:20




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to BrianLivingstone, 08-25-2013 17:16:18  


Morning Brian;

You say...: " he is troubled by the way I have bunched all the plug wires together to route them through the original conduit. "

That is the way you are supposed to do it!!!!
Use the conduit to route the wires. Keeps the wires from baking, from the heat of the engine!!

Double insulation, solid core wires, and you should not have any problems with the new wiring, for yrs to come.

Did your daughter bring you up your parts order yet???? Kinda tough, on an old feller, being stuck up there in the 'COLD' Tundra!!!
:lol:

Gary :wink:

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BrianLivingstone

08-26-2013 14:16:40




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to GB in MT., 08-26-2013 05:40:20  
Yes Gary . I got my parts. Good thing as we may be snowed in up here soon .lol. ( 80 F today)



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36 coupe

08-26-2013 04:45:56




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to BrianLivingstone, 08-25-2013 17:16:18  
Ford started using the conduit on the 1932 Ford V8.Modern day mechanics are baffled by points and condenser ignition.They dont know that cars, trucks and tractors were built with positive ground systems.



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Duner Wi

08-26-2013 05:26:08




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to 36 coupe, 08-26-2013 04:45:56  
Or 6 volt battery. Amazing.

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Dell (WA)

08-25-2013 21:34:25




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to BrianLivingstone, 08-25-2013 17:16:18  
Brian.........yep, yer weird 4-nipple frontmount dizzy had a "tube" that the sparkie wires were "fished" thru. It was a mechanical protective scheme to keep the sparkie wires semi-contained. When Ford went to the 5-nipple sidemount on the later 4-speed 8N, there is just ONE grommet on a bracket that all 4-wires went thru.

More importantly, use old fashioned COPPER-CORE (cut to length) 'stedda' modern string sparkie wire. (new sparkie wires with GOOD insulation, $15, cheap)

When I replaced the sparkie wires on my eazy starting 6-volt 52 8N, I bought a set fer HOT-ROD Pontiac V-8 that had right-angle rubber booties to fit under the gastank. My 9-yr son helped me replace them. NO soldering necessary. ........Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister

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DON TX

08-27-2013 14:52:48




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to Dell (WA), 08-25-2013 21:34:25  
Them wires are gettin' pretty old aren't they Dell. How old is your son now. (%^)
DON TX



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JMOR

08-25-2013 17:44:02




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 Re: Re-routing plug wires in reply to BrianLivingstone, 08-25-2013 17:16:18  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeThere is an advantage if the wire insulation is bad. In the conduit together was fine for the last 70 years.



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