Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

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Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by Ernie Baals » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:33 pm

I just picked these up.
the wires are very similar to what the Radio Dodge 1/2 ton Command car uses. i have never seen a dist cover like this before
and info would be appreciated
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by Adam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:36 am

There were quite a few versions of stuff that looks like this on the PU58 gensets. Kinda remember the odd spark plug cover things. The distributor cover had 2 or 3 different varients that I have seen. Used for electrical interfearance suppression. Cant find pictures of a total match though.

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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by mdainsd » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 am

Ernie,

I just read an article somewhere in the last months about the first attempts at waterproof ignition systems.

I remember in the article, picture that sure look like what you have. I think it must be in an issue of Army motors. It covered Jeeps and Dodges. That looks a lot like the Jeep set in the article.
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by Bill H. » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:37 am

Adam wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:36 am
There were quite a few versions of stuff that looks like this on the PU58 gensets. Kinda remember the odd spark plug cover things. The distributor cover had 2 or 3 different varients that I have seen. Used for electrical interfearance suppression. Cant find pictures of a total match though.

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I think you may be on it here! I was thinking CJV35 perhaps?
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by mdainsd » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:46 am

Definitely not CJ-V35. Those used the odd Scintilla Distributor and aircraft spark plugs.
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:54 am

I believe It's "add-on" ignition shielding. I have seen this type on flight line equipment and on those loooooooonnnng wheelbase 1960's Dodge 6X4 Aircraft Refueling trucks the USAF used.
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by Bill H. » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:00 am

mdainsd wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:46 am
Definitely not CJ-V35. Those used the odd Scintilla Distributor and aircraft spark plugs.
Thanks, I've only seen them a couple of times.
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by mdainsd » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:25 am

Bill H. wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:00 am
mdainsd wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:46 am
Definitely not CJ-V35. Those used the odd Scintilla Distributor and aircraft spark plugs.
Thanks, I've only seen them a couple of times.
I just picked up one this past weekend. Learning about all the stuff I have to hunt down... :cry:
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by Ernie Baals » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:06 pm

They are the same design as the Dodge Radio Command cars with the shielded ignition
This set is made of a Flat head 4 though
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by mdainsd » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:25 am

I'd like to find a set like Ernie's for my collection.
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Re: Need help identifying plug wires and cap cover

Post by Big44maghunter » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:09 pm

Looks like shielded ignition cap and wires. Very similar to what was used on the US Halftrack.

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