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Old 09-14-2019, 01:45 AM   #1
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Question Spark plug terminals in Helmet dizzy cap?

Wondering if anyone runs anything other than straight spark plug wire terminals on the distributor ends; like a 90 degree or 45 degree on a Helmet Style Dizzy setup?
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Default Re: Spark plug terminals in Helmet dizzy cap?

Good question. Unfortunately, there is barely room for the wires, let alone adding terminals that would also need insulation from each other.
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Good question. Unfortunately, there is barely room for the wires, let alone adding terminals that would also need insulation from each other.
Understood...
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I'm with ford38v8. Having just recently replaced the plug wires in my '40, I don't see how it could be done without totally redesigning the caps.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Spark plug terminals in Helmet dizzy cap?

I use terminals on my 36 and 38 helmets. solder in. There was a guy like 10yrs ago that was selling good ones (fordbarn08 or something, Had early raja ends too) I bought a pack of 50. Figured it'd last me a while.


Terminals yes, but never angled. Standard dust covers.

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Old 09-14-2019, 08:42 PM   #6
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I use terminals on my 36 and 38 helmets. solder in. There was a guy like 10yrs ago that was selling good ones (fordbarn08 or something, Had early raja ends too) I bought a pack of 50. Figured it'd last me a while.


Terminals yes, but never angled. Standard dust covers.

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Tinker, I believe those to be the stock terminals, which when installed are fully enclosed within the female sockets of the inner cap. If I'm not mistaken, the OP's question involved the way the wires are cramped tightly within the limited space of the outer cap, and seeking a better way.
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Default Re: Spark plug terminals in Helmet dizzy cap?

Alan I could be also. Not sure there was any clamps or other. Just some short rubber covers on the ends of the caps, 2 total. It's a tight fit. less is more.


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