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posted March 18, 2004 10:47 AM
Has anybody ever tried aluminum foil on plug wire boots to keep them from melting/burning?
Will it interfere with the fire at all?

posted March 18, 2004 11:05 AM
I'd think that it would let the plug misfire and ark. I've used aluminum foil to replace fuses back in my teenage years. We had that problem until we used the stock heat shields that came on the chevy small block. They bolt to the block and give you a thin shield between the manifold and the wire. I'm sure you already knew that though. My problem is keeping the wires on. I've re-crimped the ends to make them snug but they occasionally come off anyway. Reckon its my luck.

posted March 18, 2004 04:07 PM
i tried that for a little while a couple of years ago it worked ok but was kind of a pain. i made my own heat shields out of light guage metal sheathing like on roofs they took about 10 min to make and i just tye wired them in the middle to the manifolds

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