Another engine bay wiring tidy up, photos please

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  1. Willie Bifulco

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    Steve...

    Starting to clean up my engine bay as well. I ordered spark plug wires that should have been the right length but sadly they were too long. I found a youtube video using zip ties to secure wires. The attached picture shows the end result. Basically you wrap all the wires together using one zip tie. Then you add three more zip ties between each of the wires. Slowly tighten down each of the ties until they're snug. It really does a good job of organizing long wires. See below the blue arrow in the pic. Good luck.
     
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    You mean ceramic coat correct? Powder coat won’t hold up to the heat and will burn off. Most PC cures between 375-400 deg. Your headers are gonna get hotter than that.
     
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    I have to say I have been a member to the site for quite some time without posting. Just reading and listening to the fantastic information form so many experts with so much knowledge about anything Camaro. Great site! I would agree that running all wires I some sort of loom is key. Hide a much between fender well as possible. Also, plug wires are a big first sight item. They need to be very well thought out. Lots of options. I ran my a/c and alternator wires in small braided hose and placed between valve cover and intake. Very inconspicuous. About to install new big block, heater and a/c hoses will be behind fender as I have my hydroboost hoses now. Good luck. Added a few pics of new engine about to go in. ATTACH=full]110854[/ATTACH] BB3279D3-51FF-45C9-ABDD-97423FA76CC9.jpeg 2BEF5ADD-8E99-4935-BDD4-C0C36253185C.jpeg
     

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    Apparently its high temp powder coat for headers, I genuinely do not know more than that
     
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    9EE254CF-E177-4D61-AB78-614D80FD34D1.jpeg 5310A754-2222-441F-AD6C-E9CF02B28598.jpeg F51D81F0-EE72-4B56-B65D-AEF772A20E1E.jpeg 2740796E-3FAA-4765-B8FB-003DFB5A9522.jpeg My latest build was a ‘79 Z28 350 CA car so there were harnesses running down both valve covers originally. I started out with a new M&H harness kit then lengthened both the alternator/charging harness (rh) and A/C & Temp harness (lh) down low on the engine and I also built a custom set of spark plug wires and ran them down low under the exhaust and up the back of the engine. I had to make it pass smog so I used a repro set of vacuum hoses with some tweaking and tidying them up where possible. Take some time and plan carefully and you’ll have a nice installation.
     
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    Like the colour of the rockers
     
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    hi temp powder coated, apparently rated to 630c

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    I’m intrigued....

    I’m curious as to how they hold up. I’ve been doing PC for over 10 years now and never came across that.

    Keep me updated....
     
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    Ran most wires through subframe, rad support, between fender & wheel well, and upper firewall. In my experiment running spark plug wires routed under headers seems better for longevity, heat rises and cracks wires under clamp system.

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    Very nice.
     

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