ignition wire crimp tool



ignition wire crimp tool

Postby grumpyvette » January 16th, 2010, 2:12 pm

these come in very handy but check out each application and brand before buying a tool and don,t forget the dies cost extra in most cases.
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http://www.circletrack.com/enginetech/c ... index.html
I can easily see where it would be a big help with spark plug wires in a few cases, but before you buy a tool ask what other jobs does it do that your current tools don,t do?
and why select it over the taylor , accel,or msd tool?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-35051/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ACC-170036/

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http://www.taylorvertex.com/Products/in ... ationTools

http://www.amazon.com/Crimp-Spark-Plug- ... 071&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Accel-170036-Wire ... 071&sr=8-3
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http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Crimp-Tool-No ... 66&sr=8-11

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-35051/
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Re: ignition wire crimp tool

Postby Indycars » January 20th, 2011, 5:34 pm

I would like to make custom wires for my TBucket, its just got to look better than predetermined length wires. Is the only way to make a quality connection by using a $60 crimping tool ???

I'm in no hurry, is there no another way ???
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Re: ignition wire crimp tool

Postby grumpyvette » January 20th, 2011, 7:24 pm

with skill and a bit of experience you can custom cut and fabricate ignition wire with just an exacto knife and common dikes & needle nose pliers
If your one of the guys that buys pre-made ignition wires and ever wondered about how they go on in order of length, take the new plug wires and lay them side bye side , longest to shortest.
on a chevy V8 I really like the
Spark Plug Wires, 409 Pro Race, Spiro-Wound, 10.4mm, Blue, Straight Boots,
in theory they go on in order of length.
3,2,1,4,5,7,6,8 because the distributor seats slightly to the pass side of block center line.
obviously how you route the ignition wires around the distributor and wither you go strait across or down and under the distributor and if you go under or over the headers or exhaust manifolds effects the ignition wire length required, so its best to custom fit and cut the wires to the ideal required length after a test fit and verify routine
IVE never bothered, I buy customize to fit sets and just start with the shortest and work to the longest installing and custom fabricating as I go, then using number strips to number both ends to avoid future confusion.
youll need two sets of number tags
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MAA-9-28175/
Id also label BOTH ends of each ignition wire, any decent label maker can produce sticky number tags far cheaper that the kits but even the kits are cheap
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viewtopic.php?f=50&t=6098&p=18837&hilit=label#p18837
3M sells these really handy number tape tags

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http://www.clarcorpindustrialsales.com/ ... -p/wmd.htm
at about $30- $45 for a fully loaded dispenser it seems expensive but its really a bargain
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with a 1,8,4,3,6,5,7,2 firing order

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=2749


http://static.summitracing.com/global/i ... ctions.pdf

http://www.taylorvertex.com/Products/in ... eUniversal

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TAY-79053/

http://www.firecore50.com/

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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-3415/?rtype=10

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/DEI-010502/

http://www.harborfreight.com/56-piece-p ... 36410.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/7-inch-wir ... 98410.html

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Instructions
Things You'll Need:

* Wire strippers
* Shielded pliers with rubber-coated handles
* Multimeter (optional)
* Marker and/or tape

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Measure each wire and cut it so that it fits exactly from the distributor to the spark-plug location. One good way to do this is to place one end of the wire near the distributor and the other to the spark plug you wish to connect it to. Mark the spark-plug end of it with a marker or pen, and then strip it using wire strippers. The reason for using wire strippers is that approximately ½ inch of the inner wire should remain sticking out of the sheathing. Label each wire to the corresponding cylinder if you are not going to assemble each one, and place it as you go so you know where it attaches.
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Bend the inner wire (the part that is sticking out after the sheathing was stripped) over the outside of the wire and slip the copper attachment over the sheathing, trapping the inner wire on the outside of the rubber. Then squeeze the attachment with a pair of pliers so that it physically grabs onto the outside of the wire. Do not squeeze to the point that the rubber is punctured or damaged; you only need enough so that it grabs. Once the ends are crimped in this manner, slip on the rubber boots if applicable.
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Test the wires to ensure they were assembled correctly. There are two ways to do this. The first way is to test them for continuity using an electrical multimeter. If you do not have access to this tool, attach the wire on the distributor side and hold the spark-plug end with shielded pliers. Start the engine and hold the spark-plug end of the wire near the valve cover or exhaust manifold and watch for a blue/white arc that looks like a tiny lightning bolt. If it is present, the wire is working properly. If not, inspect the connections on both ends of the wire.
look thru the linked info for assembly info
http://www.taylorvertex.com/Support/pdf ... ns10.4.pdf

http://www.taylorvertex.com/PDFS/Univer ... ctions.pdf



http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/gene ... index.html

http://www.carcraft.com/howto/1022/index.html

heres a few videos that should help


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYu4t-3T ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehgf4BTq ... re_related
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Re: ignition wire crimp tool

Postby grumpyvette » July 28th, 2012, 8:47 am

JACK called me yesterday to tell me he was having problems, it seems he had a couple of his ignition wires burn as they got loose and were laying against header primary tubes, for who knows how long, so he replaced the old taylor 10mm wires with some crappy auto parts store ignition wire and wondered why the car barely runs. I got over there and the first thing I did was grab my multi meter, his old performance ignition wires with actual spun metal wire conductors, measured at about 350 ohms average per wire the new carbon center ignition wires read in excess of 8000 ohms and two read at in excess of 12000 ohms, (this is common for new carbon core wires, once they get some use in a hot engine compartment it won,t take long for them to degrade and resistance can triple,) now thats hardly going to stop a good ignition, because wires with a tightly wound wire core have far less resistance than the cheap carbon core wires with no real wire conductor, carbon core wire normally reads at 5000-6000 ohms per foot, while good wire core wires read far less resistance, either style will work but it should be obvious that less resistance in the wire allows a stronger arc across the plug gap, for a better ignition potential in the combustion chamber, but it sure does restrict the spark energy and its enough to make the car run differently so you'll notice the change.
he had been having a intermittent ignition miss for awhile and I had suggested, the night before that he lift the hood after it got full dark and look at the running engine for indications of ignition arcing , he said it looked like his own private thunder and lightning storm under the hood, so he knew it was time to do some more careful inspection. so he knew he needed new ignition wire, and rather than order on line the good wires he purchased cheap crap from the local advance auto parts store.Id also label BOTH ends of each ignition wire, any decent label maker can produce sticky number tags far cheaper that the kits but even the kits are cheap
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viewtopic.php?f=50&t=6098&p=18837&hilit=label#p18837
3M sells these really handy number tape tags

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http://www.clarcorpindustrialsales.com/ ... -p/wmd.htm
[color=#FF0000]at about $30- $45 for a fully loaded dispenser it seems expensive but its really a bargain

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http://www.harborfreight.com/5-in-1-dig ... 98674.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2DNJ8t7 ... re=related

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IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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