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    Does anyone know where the same as original terminal end for spark plug wires can be sourced? the terminal end is sort of a round hook that looks like it is part of the wire or maybe screws into the end of the wire? i don't have a picture of the terminal end, but it's not like the one's typically sold by vendors. Help is appreciated. i'm going try running a nice looking pair of green hex Splitdorf's in my '27; the proof of the pudding will be in the running.

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    Steve,

    Try this place. restorationstuff.com. Lots of good products.


    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Swan View Post
    Does anyone know where the same as original terminal end for spark plug wires can be sourced? the terminal end is sort of a round hook that looks like it is part of the wire or maybe screws into the end of the wire?
    It is simply the wire stripped, bent to shape, and dipped in solder. I have seen early wires that has a piece of tube soldered over the wire and bent to shape.
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    f this is what your looking for just search "electrical hook terminals" here's a link to one supplier http://www.qualitydist.net/pico-2545a.html
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    Somewhere i had a not very good pic of terminal end that i am asking about, the picture suggested what Chris mentioned, a tube around the wire, bent to shape and soldered. The picture i am thinking of did not quite look like the wire alone was bent to shape and soldered. Looks like a trip to the hardware store is in order and if not luck there, then an online search... unless anyone has any suggestions where tiny diameter thin wall brass tubing available.

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    Rajah made terminals for most every manufacturer, and they're still in business. I've also seen H-D wires that were looped, and soldered like Chris suggested.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=raja...a2t7r6Iol4hlM:
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    Rajah made terminals for most every manufacturer, and they're still in business. I've also seen H-D wires that were looped, and soldered like Chris suggested.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=raja...a2t7r6Iol4hlM:
    Thanks Eric for that tip. the looped/soldered ends, is that something that appears to have been at least in part a hand operation ?

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    Hey Steve!
    I decided to try one of the Morris Magneto Bosch ZEV replicas. He sent me a couple of those ends with the mag to install on the wires. They are small brass(?) tubes bent in a hook shape to be soldered on. Give them a call.

    Dale

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