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Old 01-31-2016, 02:42 PM   #477
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A temporary fix with the large ID line and a couple of cable ties = Bella is upshifting!

Just need to find the correct line now....
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:28 PM   #478
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Bravo! Good for You. About time you got a break.
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:50 PM   #479
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Cool! It's great that it was something simple for a change.

It sounds like you might just need to order the correct size vacuum hose from some place like Rockauto. I pretty much order everything now days as it's just easier and doesn't waste my time running around. It seems that all the local auto parts stores all carry the same stuff and anything odd just isn't available locally.

It might be worth the effort to check all the other vacuum lines while you're in there working on it.

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The other vacuum lines look new Brad; just another case of a half-a#@*d repair, done by someone that took the quickest route to solve a problem.

I have found a few others whilst investigating this one; one in particular will sound familiar. Why do people install nice new fancy plug leads but try and use cable ties rather than replacing the broken wiring loom? Two of the wires were already laying against the exhaust manifod and showing signa ofmelting. One of the ones mentioned by Chiefair on your engine thread are on the way from Amazon.
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Sadly I'm not surprised by the lack of thoroughness in the repairs you've had done. It's hard to say whether its just a lack of attention to detail or not caring. Cable ties have their place but they don't work well in a high heat environment.

You thing you might want double check the wiring loom that you ordered. I believe it's for the 454 engine which is what ChiefAir and myslef have. I found this comment on the loom at Pace Performance . "These neat looking and inexpensive looms are used on late modle 454 trucks."


I'm not all that familar with the differences between 350 and the 454 but I'm pretty sure the valve cover bolt spacing will be different between them.
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I searched for a similar OEM product like the one ChiefAir suggested but couldn't find anything. This set for the small block looks fairly simple and easy to install.
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I cancelled the first order Brad, but waiting for Amazon to decide if I did so 'in time'. My valve covers have small brackets spot welded along the top, specifically to have an insert to hold the wires....maybe I should just take my time and see if I can find the original parts.
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I cancelled the first order Brad, but waiting for Amazon to decide if I did so 'in time'. My valve covers have small brackets spot welded along the top, specifically to have an insert to hold the wires....maybe I should just take my time and see if I can find the original parts.
I may have some original GM parts that might work for you. The 454 that was in the 345 had a variety of cable holders and some of them may have worked with your configuration. If you get a chance post a picture of what the small brackets look like.

Tonight after work I'll try and remember to look through my bags of goodies to see if I still have them.

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Martin, here's some pictures of what I have. For the moment I could onlly find one of the clamps. I'm pretty sure I have more of the clamps somewhere I just couldn't lay my hands on them. I'll try looking again tomorrow night.

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I think I tried looking for some on ebay at one point but didn't have any luck finding any.

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Thanks Brad, here are some photos of what I have.

First photo of the engine doesn't show much other than general location



Looking closer on the driver and passenger side shows the 'brackets' but also the remnants of what used the be attached to the brackets (but now cable tied to anything that will take a cable tie!)





Looks like originally there was two on each side, the first (closest to the distributor) holding 4 cables, the second holding 2
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These look very similar to what I have only taller.

And then there's this one.

And how about these.

And finally there's this style.
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I used "chevy wire retainers" as the search string on ebay to find the ones in my previous post. There are all different styles listed. I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will work.

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After a bit of searching I realized I needed not only the retainer but also a bracket to attach to (that will bolt to the valve covers), so I went with these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331757961751
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Good deal. One more item you can check off your list
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