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4/13/2013 2:44 PM  #1

Wire looms

I'm finally going to custom make my spark plug wires and I'd like to clean up the wire route. I like the look of the wires coming off the distributer and then following the front of the valve cover. Have you guys done this? Where did you get the looms? I think I want billet looms for show or maybe black so they "disappear". Do they bolt to the valve covers? Pictures would be great too. Thanks

Last edited by calistang (4/13/2013 2:58 PM)

Yeah, I know, but...

4/13/2013 5:27 PM  #2

Re: Wire looms

Here are a couple pics of my new wires and looms i just put on my 65.  I bought them directly from Taylor.  Have to give credit to GregB for posting his and pointing me to Taylor!
Also Greg and i both put spacers under the mounts to raise them up


4/13/2013 7:55 PM  #3

Re: Wire looms

The cleanest setups I have seen simply use the 5.0 style valve cover bolts that have the stud on top of them about 1" long.  Then they make plug wire clips that slip onto them having 2, 3, or 4 wire positions.  Those make a very clean installation if you cut the wires the right length and you are using factory parts.

I would run my wires like that, but all the valve covers I own have the steel clip on them to hold the wires up on top.  If I figure out how to mill the slots and lose those clips, I would do mine that way.

You can walk down the old Ford row at any wrecking yard with a 7/16" deep socket and come back with enough of those studded valve cover bolts to do several cars.

Money you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted money... unless your wife finds out.

4/13/2013 9:42 PM  #4

Re: Wire looms
Here are my home made looms. I used one larger zip tie. And small little zip ties inbetween the wires. This wasn't my idea, I found it online somewhere. 

1966 Mustang Fastback K-Code,289,T-5, 9-inch rear with 3.50 gears.

4/13/2013 9:53 PM  #5

Re: Wire looms

Here is how I did mine.  I bought the wire holders from MSD and then made my own brackets.


4/14/2013 8:35 AM  #6

Re: Wire looms


4/14/2013 9:59 AM  #7

Re: Wire looms

Terry - I like the addition of the spacers ... question for you, how long are the spacers you used and where did you get them?

65 Fastback, 351W, 5-speed, 4 wheel discs, 9" rear,  R&C Front End.

4/14/2013 10:00 AM  #8

Re: Wire looms

Terry - I like the addition of the spacers ... question for you, how long are the spacers you used and where did you get them?

65 Fastback, 351W, 5-speed, 4 wheel discs, 9" rear,  R&C Front End.

4/14/2013 7:37 PM  #9

Re: Wire looms

Zip ties here too


4/14/2013 8:17 PM  #10

Re: Wire looms

The spacers are 1 1/2" long peices of chrome lavatory supply tubes.  You can buy them at any home center.  I did have to buy longer allen head bolts.  the ones that come with the looms are about 2" long and i think I bought 3 1/2" at a hardware store.  I used chrome ones as they blend in with the aluminum valve covers, you really cant see them


4/15/2013 12:17 PM  #11

Re: Wire looms

+1 on the zip ties.
I bought a bag of 1000 zip ties at a car show/ swap meet a few years back and I use them for the spark plug wires.  You will go through a couple dozen of them, but when you replace the wires you can throw them away. Even after several years, they still look the same and don't seem to break down from the heat.



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