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'69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« on: September 19, 2010, 07:21:50 PM »
What is the difference between the left side V8 and Z/28 plug wire stands?
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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 02:26:56 AM »
My only understanding was the stamping on the Z28 and the color.  Z28 painted orange and the low po were black?
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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 01:35:42 PM »
The repro suppliers have  different parts . One looks curved and one does not.

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 03:54:23 PM »
The original support was curved - good photos of it on page 76 and 90 in Jerry's book.
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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 02:48:04 AM »
The original support was curved - good photos of it on page 76 and 90 in Jerry's book.

The ones on page 76 are 1967-68 parts, I believe. The ones on page 90 are a straight on shot so it is hard to tell how curved and how they differ from the standard V8 parts. Do you have a good pic of original? Thanks.

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 02:52:42 PM »
<<Do you have a good pic of original?>>

Yup - two photos below of my original.

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 02:18:09 AM »
Thanks John...I am curious why there was 2 different ones for 1969 V8s.

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 02:51:17 AM »
I thought the booster hose went thru the hole in the orange bracket - I forgot there was a second bracket. Was that hole (in the wire stand) just used on some models?
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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 03:21:55 AM »
My (2) Pace Cars (350CI) have a metal tube with the hose for the booster going thru the orange wire bracket.
My Z's booster hose uses the long silver bracket.
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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 01:56:24 PM »
So were these wire stands Z/28 only??

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 02:40:11 PM »
Yes, there is a seperate Z/28 bracket. Z/28 had a seperate hose bracket as Kurt said. The hole was there for all brackets. The Z/28 and V8 model brackets were different somehow.

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 03:12:50 PM »
If you look in the Assembly Manual (section J50, sheet A4), you'll see the "straight" plug wire support bracket used on all small-blocks except Z/28, the Z/28 hose bracket, and the big-block pipe/support arrangement.

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 07:18:38 PM »
My guess is that the curve gives more room to get the valve cover off for lashing. The vacuum tube inside the bracket would aggravate the situation. Thanks John.

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 10:23:54 PM »
I am finding this thread very interesting because I am just starting the restoration of my intake manifold and related parts. Both wire supports were missing and a friend gave me these. I know they are rough, but wanted to know if they were correct before doing any work to them. The car is a 1969 RS/SS 350 (L48) with M38 and no A/C.

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Re: '69 Z/28 spark plug wire stands
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 10:50:21 PM »
That's what I have on my L-48.
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