Case Studies : Prepping Big Red for 9-5 Madness

We’ve given Big Red a proper cleaning and in preparation of the next 9-5 Madness at Vic Hubbard, we’ve decided to finally get off our behinds and get some work done.

We’ll be adding a RPC valve cover kit and repair the current spark plug wire issues on the SBC.

Damage from headers and broken plastic guides

We’ll be using Taylor 98069 Spark plug wires to replace the spark plug wires on Big   Red.

Next we use RPC R6039 to help add a nice polished look to our engine bay as well as arrange the new spark plug wires in a manner that will help protect the wires from heat damage.

This accent piece works great for any SBC especially with the front 2 wires, as it gives just enough curve and cushion to push it ahead of the header. Heat and stress cracking can cause problems as shown below :

After a few minutes, we have the guides on and wires crimped down and run.

These things are off the chain!

Next up, we install an Edelbrock Endurashine intake manifold plenum, a new Holley Double Pumper carb – part number HLY-0-4778S and dressing up the engine bay further in preparation of Vic Hubbard’s next 9-5 Madness Car Show.

Happy Cruising!

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