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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2002, 01:33 PM
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high temp wire sleeves?

i've got some misc wires running between the carb and valve cover- right over the exhaust man. very hot. that cheap plastic corregated wrap with the split down it's side works for keeping the wires neat but won't hold up too heat. just melts. was looking for some heat resistant wrap but can't find any in the big town of tucson. any suggestions?
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Re: high temp wire sleeves?

There are different types of wire loom that are rated for different temp ranges. Its been a while since I looked at them, so I'm not sure if there might be one rated for as hi a temp as you are looking for. I'll see if I can find some info on it and get back to you.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2002, 02:14 PM
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Re: high temp wire sleeves?

Check with Jeg's or Summit. There is a heat resistant sleeve material that is made for spark plug wires used with headers that works quite well. There is also a heat resistant tape called "Cool Tape". I've never used the tape so can't report on it. Design Engineering Inc. makes both items. Nickmil.
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Re: high temp wire sleeves?

i'd go to the junkyard and pull some off of a newer vehicle. the cheap stuff from the auto-parts stores will melt. the stuff used on newer vehicles is made to take the higher underhood temps and the junkyard probably won't charge you for it. matt
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Re: high temp wire sleeves?

Get a pair of tin snips and have at a Campbell soup can or the neighbors mail box...
(I keep running my neighbors down, and they are starting to pile up! [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] might as well use them for something!)

Make a heat shield for the wires.
Attach it to the exhaust manifold, with two or three inches of air gap between the exhaust manifold and the new 'Heat Shield'.

If you are REALLY tricky, you can use a wire wrap clamp (proper term: Adel clamp) to hold your wiring loom up off the heat shield, giving you another air gap!

Unless you just have a pocket full of money you just HAVE to spend...
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