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#394396 - 08/30/17 12:18 PM 1955 ignition wires
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Are the ignition wires on a 1955 Bel Air supposed to be with straight boots or angled boots for the spark plugs? Are the boots black or a reddish orange color?
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#394397 - 08/30/17 12:51 PM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: 6wheel]
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I don't know the answer but it might help if you specify if a 6 or 8 cylinder and a car or truck.
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#394400 - 08/30/17 01:10 PM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: 6wheel]
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Black angle boots. Correct wires available from Danchuck - #1400 for $84.95.
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#394408 - 08/30/17 03:10 PM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: Chev Nut]
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Thanks Gene. In answer to Steve it is an 8

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#394412 - 08/30/17 05:10 PM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: 6wheel]
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As I posted I did not know the answer but from Gene's post they are apparently the same.
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#394424 - 08/30/17 06:31 PM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: m006840]
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I knew he had an 8 culinder from previous posts.
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#394452 - 08/31/17 07:22 AM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: Chev Nut]
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In reading the Danchuk catalog it appears that reddish orange boots were used on late 56 ignition wires.The reason for my question was that I had just received a set of wires that had the orange red boots on them. I could send them back, but I wondered if I might just paint the boots black with a black bumper paint? I have painted ignition wires before with lacquer, but they were not rubber wires. What are your thoughts? Would the paint stick to the rubber boots? Would it blister off with heat?
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#394453 - 08/31/17 07:42 AM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: 6wheel]
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I would send the wires back and trade them for the correct wires.

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#394458 - 08/31/17 09:27 AM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: 6wheel]
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I doubt if anything would stick to the soft stretchie rubber.
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#394475 - 08/31/17 04:32 PM Re: 1955 ignition wires [Re: Chev Nut]
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The vendor agreed to take them back. This afternoon a friend came by with a correct set he had tucked away. Thanks for the help guys.

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