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Old 08-17-2007, 09:38 PM
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Is there a engine that corresponds to the same length as the 272 y-block for replacement wires? I want a nice set but am considering colored wires. I am not sure yet if I am going to run them around the back with the original separators and looms. Will wires work from a 460? thanks. Bill
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When I'm re-doing the plug wires, I'll buy a set that is at least long enough, then shorten the extra-long wires to fit.

I would also suggest using the exact original, factory wiring harness. It's tidy, it keeps the wires out of the way, and keeps them off of the exhaust manifolds. The y-block plug heat shields work with the original plug wire lay-outs.

And I make sure that I don't have wires that are sequential in the firing order next to each other in the wiring loom. Adjacent wires can cause a mysterious misfire that's hard to diagnose.
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You best bet would be a cut to fit set. Maybe contact these folks about a set. I don't see any listed for a Y-block, but they may have something available. I have a set on a 351W and they are really nice. http://www.performancedistributors.com/livewire.htm
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My set of Ford-licensed repros just arrived from Dennis Carpenter. It was about $70 for the set. The diagram that came with them indicates the length of each wire. If you go with cut-to-fit, I can give you the original lengths.
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I used an Accel 8mm universal wire kit. Cut them to fit. PCMenten is right about the original wire keepers and such.
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Thanks All----I need to do this now,since my wires are probably 51 yrs old-haha!! Bill
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Could you give us please the lenght of all the wires . That would be very helpful. Thank you.
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Talking Plug Wires

Bill I hate to say this but wires from a 70 (chevy) pickup with a small block
fit OK . This is the setup with the manifolds are above the plugs center dumps .
My old plug wire catalog lists Y Blocks and small block scrubs take the same wire set.

Have A Good Day ---- Hotwrench
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Could you give us please the lenght of all the wires . That would be very helpful. Thank you.
I think I chucked the sheet out ... it laid on the shop floor and got kicked around quite a bit. I'll take a look though.
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thanks HOTWRENCH---I had an idea and I will take the accel wires off the Stude Avanti 289 stude engine and swap with the 272. I think it will work. If not small block c____y wires it is!!!!!! Bill
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what is the best crimping tool to use when you you are doing a cut to fit?
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Is there a engine that corresponds to the same length as the 272 y-block for replacement wires? I want a nice set but am considering colored wires. I am not sure yet if I am going to run them around the back with the original separators and looms. Will wires work from a 460? thanks. Bill
272/292/312 Plug Wires: Motorcraft: WR-3801 / WR-3326 / WR-3325

You didn't ask...but 289/302 plug wire sets work great on 1949/53 flatty's.
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