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    Help me out 6-packers. I have a set of Bosch plug wires. A plug wire went bad and i 'm looking for a replacement set of Bosch wires. I just spent 15 minutes looking and I can't find them at the usual suspects. And in that 15 minutes I found sets from $9.95 to $125.00 for Magnacor. Does anyone know where to find the Bosch wires?

    Why Bosch you ask? I don't find the red or blue wires pleasing to the eye. And I had a set of the green ones, the car ran better with the Bosch wires. But they did look cool.
    1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

    1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

  • #2
    I've bought them from Advanced Distributors. They were inexpensive...but his 'web store' page doesn't work for me so if that's the case for you try email or phone
    http://advanceddistributors.com/wordpress1/
    Driving a 1973 TR6
    Doing ZS carb repairs
    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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    • #3
      Well that explains that. I just called, Jeff. He says Bosch no longer makes them. He recommends NGK or the Cobalts from Moss, FYI

      Thanks for the help, Ken.
      1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

      1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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      • #4
        If you ever dissect an ignition wire, you see how simply it is built.

        There is the center section of continuous wire with its shielding material.
        Then there are two ends, each with a connector to the center section.

        To repair a faulty wire, you can usually mess around with reconnecting either of the two ends to the center section.
        Not that difficult to repair. You can likely fix it in a few minutes.
        Walt
        CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
        poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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        • #5
          If you just need one Aaron, send me the length from tip to tip and I'll send you one.
          Driving a 1973 TR6
          Doing ZS carb repairs
          email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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          • #6
            Walt, the coil side looked fine. The plug side has a long boot and I could not slide it up the wire to get to the end to check.
            1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

            1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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            • SapphireBlue72
              SapphireBlue72 commented
              Editing a comment
              Heat it with a heat gun for a few seconds; or stick it the oven for a minute @ 250*. That should loosen the rubber boot enough to slid it back.

              If it's the coil ign. wire- and not a spark plug wire- the problem could be your dist. cap. Sometimes the spring-loaded plunger (center top) falls out.
              Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 06-03-2019, 02:23 PM.

          • #7
            I might still have my old set somewhere, that I replaced with the Moss Cobalt.

            Edit - Found them.

            PM me if you want them.
            Last edited by tr6harris; 06-03-2019, 02:03 PM.
            '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
            Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
            Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
            Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
            Redlines always.
            My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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            • #8
              Thanks for the offers guys. I already ordered the Cobalts. If the color is that off putting to me, I might take you up on the offer, PB.

              FYI, 5 wires+coil wire read 650-750 ohms. Bad one was reading 2000-5000 ohms. Symptom first showed up as a slight "flutter" as accelerating through 2200-2500 rpms. Completely random and not repeatable but always as accelerating through 2200-2500 rpms. On the trip to Louisville, it started showing up at 3000 rpms under acceleration. And its getting more "violent."
              1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

              1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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              • #9
                Take a resistance reading of the Cobalts when you get them.....
                '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
                Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
                Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
                Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
                Redlines always.
                My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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                • #10
                  You can go to The Green Sparkplug, gsparkplug.com, and build your own. Lots of color choices, graphite or copper core, with Champion end caps, or many other choices as you desire. Kind of a fun project.
                  Tim

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