spark plug wires

IHC in the early to mid-fifties.


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Post Tue May 15, 2018 3:57 pm

spark plug wires

Trying to find out what type of plug wires were installed on 240 bd in 1956,1957, and the color of them..someone said that they used some type of cloth shielding,,,I need help on this THANKS

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Post Tue May 15, 2018 4:54 pm

Re: spark plug wires

If the ignition system is original, I would recommend using solid core spark wire. The original color was most likely black. If I got the wire type wrong, CB89 will very likely correct me.
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Post Wed May 16, 2018 12:45 am

Re: spark plug wires

I am pretty certain my 56 S132 had the original wires and ignition parts when I got it.

Black wires, solid core, 6V coil, positive ground.

So, no cloth. You can buy universal wire sets and make them to length (standard 608W is what I use)

Just for good measure, I like to solder the wires to the end pieces. You don't have to, but I did. Be careful on the coil end, if the wire protrudes then it will not fit into the coil.
Spark plug wire lengths.jpg
Spark Plug wire lengths BD 220, 240
Standard 608W.jpg
Standard Wire Set for BD 220, 240
56 S-120 4x4 started the whole mess.
S-132 dually longbed,
S-120 4x4 Travelall,
S144 Forestry truck,
S160 Holmes tow

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