Headers melting spark plug wires?

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  1. RedDevil

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    I recently replaced the manifolds on my 305 w/ Summit headers and was wondering if my regular stock type wires are going to melt. I was thinking about getting some heat tape and wrapping the ends and seeing what happens. Anyone have any suggestions or type of wires I should get??
     
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    dont let em touch and you should be ok.
     
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    Make or buy some brackets that route the wires away from the tubes and you should have no problems.
     
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    You could buy some wire-looms from Summit or Jeg's for about $20 that share a valvecover bolt.Pay a little more and get some that bolt up to the head.Just for grins search the U.s. Patent office for my #6,990,806.
     
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    good silicone wires will take more heat than cheapos. Wire tie them together to keep them away from the exhaust.
     
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    when I first installed my headers I thought the same thing, the boots were real close to the tubes. made sure that none of the wires or boots were touching the headers and havent had one melt yet.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I'll just have to see what I can do about routing them so they don't touch. I was just going to get either a set of Summit wires or just regular Napa ones, I don't need anything crazy for a stock 305.
     

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