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71corv
11-20-2009, 08:28pm
Need some suggestions for a good way to protect the wires next to headers. Bought a 3' length of sleeving that is thermal insulated and am wondering if this is the best way to go. Any thoughts?

Gene :drivingskid:

Munch
11-22-2009, 05:15pm
I don't have any protection on my wires and haven't had any problems so I bet the sleeves would be even better. I guess.

Eagleeye
11-22-2009, 06:04pm
Have used sleeving on other rods I've had and worked good. Appearance is a possible issue if the material is fabric and the cut ends ravel. For plug wires it has to be pretty big to fit over boots ? Do some pics...

71corv
11-22-2009, 08:04pm
Plan to use the sleeving on the electrical wires. Have the "Kool-sox" on the spark plug wires. They do a good job there. Just need to keep the wires on the right side off the header.

Gene :drivingskid:

Eagleeye
11-23-2009, 06:10pm
Gene - I think the cool socks even look good ! ....FYI: got my '10 C6 shifter but haven't installed yet.

71corv
11-23-2009, 08:22pm
Don't know the difference between the '09 and the '10, but I liked the shifter in the '09 Z06 I drove. However, I think I still prefer my MGW shifter. Installation should be pretty straight forward. Post how things go with the install.

Gene :drivingskid:

Eagleeye
11-26-2009, 09:10pm
Talked to my son today. He was 12v product specialist for Circuit City when they went under and he had 7-8 yrs. in their Road Shops. He said the best wire protection out there is sold by a number of outlets and made by DEI. Don't know if the Barn has a vendor or not. I looked it up on line and sure enough looks good. Has an aluminum conduit look....Gene

thegreenman
11-27-2009, 08:10pm
I bought some black wire loom from local auto stores and they are turning white and the loom near the headers are melting on me after only a few months. I Googled high temp wire loom which is an option but I am thinking of something that looks better. That might be a project for this winter.

71corv
11-27-2009, 08:58pm
I started out with the black wire loom and it melted. Shrink wrap will also melt from the high heat. Have applied the "Thermo-Flex" covering to all the wires and hope that this works. Need something that will last on the track. Will see how this latest venture works on the street and go from there.

Gene :drivingskid:

Eagleeye
11-28-2009, 08:35pm
Had a section of the plastic loom touch a header on my ElCamino this spring and now 9 monthd later I can still smell it ! Google the DEI auto wire loom stuff and see what you think...

71corv
11-28-2009, 09:41pm
Will do.

Gene :drivingskid:

71corv
11-29-2009, 09:19pm
Looked at the DEI web site. The product I have ,"Thermo-Flex" is about the same as what they offer. Will have to see how it holds up. Thanks,

Gene :drivingskid:

Eagleeye
12-01-2009, 08:35pm
Keep me posted. ????Saw a young guy this week that knows you and Mike. Can't remember his name. I've seen him at Ric. Dragway and he is working here in the 'Forge at Superior Auto with a guy named Richie...He is probably in late 20's, heavy build with glasses ???

71corv
12-02-2009, 08:17pm
Doesn't ring a bell. Will have to check with Mike and see what he knows.

Gene :drivingskid: