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Plug wire dating relative to the engine

Old 03-05-2018, 09:57 PM
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Default Plug wire dating relative to the engine

If my engine is dated 12-20-68 and the car is dated April 9, 1969, what should the wires be dated?

I was thinking 3-Q-68 but am not sure when the wires are actually pulled and put on the motor.
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The plug wires went on in St. Louis, so I'd be leaning toward 1st quarter 69.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:12 PM
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In general on original cars they contain several different dates yours could have had 3rd or 4th Quarter 68 and 1st and 2nd Quarter of 69 or other combinations.

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