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I don't understand what the big deal is as it's very easy to route the wires so they look clean. All three of my C3's are wired like this:
no big deal ....your seem to route across the top of valve covers around to over the top of Exhaust manifold . Hers come straight off the distributor and route downalong side the bell housing to motor block and come under the exhaust manifold to plugs. They use to lay in a factory chrome chanel that was bolted to the side of the block PAIN IN AZZ.. we removed this but they are still routed in that layout.

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no big deal ....your seem to route across the top of valve covers around to over the top of Exhaust manifold . Hers come straight off the distributor and route downalong side the bell housing to motor block and come under the exhaust manifold to plugs. They use to lay in a factory chrome chanel that was bolted to the side of the block PAIN IN AZZ.. we removed this but they are still routed in that layout.

All of the big blocks have their wires routed over the tops of the valve covers. Only the small blocks had the channels alongside the block. But the point I was trying to make is where they leave the distributor cap. There are these so called "corrected" caps available for around $50 in which the #2 and #3 terminals have internal wiring that allows the wires to leave the cap and go straight out; rather than having to turn around the cap and come back. It doesn't make any difference to me how they leave the cap but to some folks it's real important so it looks "cleaner".
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They use to lay in a factory chrome channel that was bolted to the side of the block.

The original channels were made out of aluminum so if you had chrome ones they were aftermarket.
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The original channels were made out of aluminum so if you had chrome ones they were aftermarket.
these were chrome and an absolute pain..... i did not know about the distributor cap.... probably would not have had to make the 2 custom plug wires if I had that....

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these were chrome and an absolute pain..... i did not know about the distributor cap.... probably would not have had to make the 2 custom plug wires if I had that....

I had heard about those so called "corrected" caps for years so out of curiosity I Googled them recently and found what they're all about. There are two terminals inside that route the spark over to the other side so terminals #2 and #6 end up being for wires #6 and #2. Just backwards. But that way no wires have to curve around the side of the distributor. But at around $50 each the caps are costly.
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I had heard about those so called "corrected" caps for years so out of curiosity I Googled them recently and found what they're all about. There are two terminals inside that route the spark over to the other side so terminals #2 and #6 end up being for wires #6 and #2. Just backwards. But that way no wires have to curve around the side of the distributor. But at around $50 each the caps are costly.
If anyone knows where I can find one of those caps I would appreciate a link.

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If anyone knows where I can find one of those caps I would appreciate a link.
http://www.streetsideauto.com/p/acce...rrected-8141r/ I was pretty sure that Accel had them. I don't know anything about this vendor, just posted the link to show the product.
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http://www.streetsideauto.com/p/acce...rrected-8141r/ I was pretty sure that Accel had them. I don't know anything about this vendor, just posted the link to show the product.
THANK YOU That is great

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I don't understand what the big deal is as it's very easy to route the wires so they look clean. All three of my C3's are wired like this:
Some of us like to use our artistic inclinations at times if we don't prefer to be in that "cookie cutter" mold. No big deal. My car is still the same blue color as yours.
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Some of us like to use our artistic inclinations at times if we don't prefer to be in that "cookie cutter" mold. No big deal. My car is still the same blue color as yours.

As it's so darned dusty where I live I gave up trying to keep my engine looking clean a long time ago.
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