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Tom N MS
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:35 pm    Post subject: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In reference to an earlier post--took new wires off and re-installed old ones--it now cranks and runs--these wires are from a place in Brookhaven MS that has always sold some N parts --most likely Chinese junk--pure junk $20 thrown away..with the new wires finally cranked one time and sounded like had dead miss on one cyl.after that wouldn't crank at all just hit..Around here places are limited to get N parts--reckon NAPA is the best place to TRY to get quality wires??There is a TSC but I figure they have the junk quality..
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

TOM N MS wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:35:00 09/22/13) In reference to an earlier post--took new wires off and re-installed old ones--it now cranks and runs--these wires are from a place in Brookhaven MS that has always sold some N parts --most likely Chinese junk--pure junk $20 thrown away..with the new wires finally cranked one time and sounded like had dead miss on one cyl.after that wouldn't crank at all just hit..Around here places are limited to get N parts--reckon NAPA is the best place to TRY to get quality wires??There is a TSC but I figure they have the junk quality..


Last time I changed plug wires on my 8N, I went to Napa and purchased about 12 feet of their metal core plug wire. they also have all the wire ends and rubber boots you need to make up your own plug wires.

That must have been 3 or 4 years ago. I also have wire and ends left over should I have to replace a single wire for any reason.

I wouldn't waste my money buying a ready made set of plug wires again. You can cut the wire to the exact length you need as you install the new ones.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Packard 440 has been good for me.
Ebay item #290553649386
or Brillman sells it by the foot.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Glad you got it running Tom.
As Caryc said, I buy mine from the local auto parts store.
Cheaper and more reliable in my experience.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How big of a pain is it to put the ends on?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

TOM N MS wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:21:06 09/22/13) How big of a pain is it to put the ends on?


It's pretty simple to put the ends on. As you can see in the pics, first spray the wire end with WD40 to make it slippery then slide the 90 degree boot on. Next strip the appropriate amount off the wire and put the 90 degree metal clip on.

As you can see in the last pics, I used a crimper for TV coax cable ends. It works very well for spark plug clips. When I crimped the clip, I put the shank end of a 1/8" drill bit in the crimper with the clip to make it a little tighter. It worked very well to put a good crimp on those clips. Then just slide the boot over the metal clip. No explanation really needed for the other ends.

I use that crimper for TV stuff but I actually think it's worth buying the tool just to make up plug wires even if you don't use it for anything else




 


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Cary, thanks for the explanation and pics-Looks easy enough and does seem that the tool would be well worth owning. Thanks again.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thanks
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, will look at those.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I got my copper plug wires at TSC a couple of years ago - don't know if they still carry them, but just stuck the ends on as below and they work fine.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, Bill most likely that is where he will go.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

sad to say, but it seems to be a crapshoot today.
I've had 2 wires from different new sets,
-7mm solid core silicone-
arc to nearby metal right thru the brand new
insulation.
One cost me some time tracking down a miss
because I overlooked the NEW wires. It was arcing to the hood on a red tractor.
When I had the cap off, I noticed the burnt
colored spot on the wire insulation.
Be kind of hard on a 9n-2n, but on others I now treat em like
race cars. Wire looms, separators, wire ties, to keep them away from metal and each other.
good luck
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:55 am    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Many crimping tools have an ignition crimp hole in them.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

After the old wires ran fine out of the tube-I asked him to try the new ones out of the tube..Just as well I had been talking to a box of Zesta crackers---He called me at lunch and was headed to the same China junk tractor parts dealer to get ends professionally put on the junk wires...I checked all of them Sarurday for continuity and all checked out...Hadn't talked to him since.I did tell him that I doubted that the wires got well overnight...Old folks that already have their mind made up and ain't going to listen anyway, when they ask you a question, just kill me.......
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 2N plug wires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good to know-Tks
 
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