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    Taylor ignition wire crimp tool...

    So, I bought a set of Taylor wires to make for on my '97 LT1 in my '80 IH Scout. I routed them along side the valve covers and dropped them to the plugs to clear my shorty headers, and all was going great. Until, that is, I got to the point of cutting and crimping on the terminals at the Opti end.

    I actually began with the coil wire since it's still off the engine. Went step by step through the instructions provided by Taylor, and when I put the end in their little crimp tool, the two halves were within an inch of touching their "stops" when I hadn't even put it in the vise yet. I crimped them, and it didn't really look any different when I pulled the wire out of their tool. I gently tugged on the wire, and it popped right out of the terminal with no problem whatsoever. I tried again, with a repeat performance of the first time. What gives? Anyone else had any issues? Do I just crimp them with the tool (which isn't really doing anything special from what I can tell), then mash on 'em a bit more with a pair of pliers, or what? I've made Accel 8.8's in the past with no real issues, just using pliers. I figured I'd use the "pro" tool and try to make a set correct this time, and it got me nowhere but pissed off.
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    Can you post a pic of the crimp tool? I have done the accel's too with the tool they provide with no problem.

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    Same as this...

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    When you seperated the two sections did you make sure to get that little lip off the one? If not it looks like it would keep it from going in all the way.

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    It mashes all the way down...still not a good crimp.

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    Maybe grind the one piece down a little so it fits tighter. Have you contacted tayor about this? Maybe they have a video on their website. If I was doing wires several times I would invest in the tool. You can never have enough tools right?

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