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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted March 20, 2005 06:22 PM  
I was thinking about installing Header Wrap on the headers to help prevent burning the plug wires. We go through about 2 sets a year and end up frying something else in the distributor because the wires are grounding out on the headers. Will this have an affect on the fuel system being leaner or richer is my main concern. Don't see this on many cars but think it would help. We have been usuing the plug wire protectors on the ends but the wires still melt. Thanks.

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted March 20, 2005 06:42 PM  
Instead of the header wrap try to fabricate a small stainless steel baffle that provides about 1/4" air gap between header and baffle.Cut the baffle so there is a tab on both ends. slip the tab under a hose clamp and tighten around the header. The stainless steel should provide enough protection to prevent further troubles.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted March 21, 2005 09:01 AM  
ive seen headers that were cracked after using the wrap, its like the wrap traps the heat in and overheats the tube or something...i use morosos slip on type covers and they work great but you cant let the covers touch the header or it will still melt the wire

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