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440 Spark Plug wire separators

mbc0724

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Question: On the driver's side on the exhaust manifold stud closest to the front of the engine there is a spark plug wire separator (four prongs). It is downward facing. So it appears you need to remove the separator entirely, i.e., disconnect it from the manifold stud--to change the wires, as the wires will not pass through between the separator and the block/head to change them one at a time. Is there another way? Is this the way it is supposed to be? Thanks for any insights.
 
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Great photo. On mine, the separator is reversed and faces the engine instead of facing outward. Thank you!
 
I know these photos are not the greatest--hard to get the camera in there. Are you saying the one I have is the wrong one? That's certainly possible. Anyone have a photo of the right one for the 71--or is it the same as the 69?

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Not sure exactly what a 71 has, but that looks like it would be correct for a 67 on the passenger side.
 
Thanks Jerry--you are probably right. I'll track down the correct one somewhere.
 
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