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HT Leads

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I recently re-furbished and cleaned up my HT leads for the PRV engine project but some are just too long, a couple are mouse chewed, one is chaffed and another is too short and corroded with the top of the old spark plug welded into it, I have 1 1/2 sets but with all the good ones gathered together im coming out short by 2 leads.

The usual sources have turned up a set of Red leads but at £150-£200, I feel that is a little excessive for a few bits of rubber covered copper.

I can buy red sheathed HT wire for a couple of £ on Amazon and the distributor end terminals but finding the boots to fit the plug wells is (so far) near impossible but if im honest I dont know what im looking for. Are there standard types of boot used so I can punch 'XY spark plug boot' into google and find them or are they an engine specific part.

The plug leads are a key part of the engine visually in the way they clip into the Engine cover and I would like them to look right, more importantly I want the plug wells sealed but not at the cost of £200 when I can find a set of black ones for £25.

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Re: HT Leads

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What do the plug boots look like Dean? A picture may help...

Agree the leads have to be red in a PRV :)

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Here are some photos of the leads at both ends and the plug wells, clearance above the well is not great as you see

Imagephoto(97) by Deanxm, on Flickr
Imagephoto(98) by Deanxm, on Flickr
Imagephoto(99) by Deanxm, on Flickr
Imagephoto(100) by Deanxm, on Flickr

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Re: HT Leads

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I don't know where you've tried but maybe here:

http://www.autosessive.com/engine-parts/ignition-leads

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No parts available, I think there are only about 10 prv 12v Xmas in existence in the uk and about the same amount of prv pugs so most places don't stock this stuff, a few bits I've had to buy through the uk Delorean club but unfortunately they only do black leads and they are too short

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Crisis over before it started! i was stripping the wiring loom off of the parts car today and had it lifted up in the air with a forklift, as i walked round i saw something under the drivers seat, that something was 3 more Red HT leads, no chewed bits, no damage, no corrosion just dirty, i have cleaned them and they are all the ones i need and in the rapidly emptying box of new engine bits.

Also as a side note i also confirmed all of my Prestige wiring loom will plug straight into the V6 loom, no wiring, no guessing just unplug the 2.0i engine (Fabricate a new engine mount) plug in the V6 and turn the key.

Very lucky and very pleased today.

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Nice one.

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Excellent :D Lovely result Dean!