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Recommend plug wire size for 1/16

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Recommend plug wire size for 1/16
Posted by MaddMikeNo1 on Friday, March 27, 2020 11:43 AM

Hello, new here. Working on the MPC 79 Pontiac Firebird 1/16. First time building in this size. Can someone recommend the wire gauge for plug wires, also recommendations for hoses. Thank you.

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Posted by Ricmod on Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:49 AM

MaddMikeNo1

Hello, new here. Working on the MPC 79 Pontiac Firebird 1/16. First time building in this size. Can someone recommend the wire gauge for plug wires, also recommendations for hoses. Thank you.

 

I find that wrapping wire from vt Corp works well. I get it for about $10 a roll for 1000 ft. on eBay. 30 gauge wire measures about .02 dia. That should be close enough.
MaddMikeNo1

Hello, new here. Working on the MPC 79 Pontiac Firebird 1/16. First time building in this size. Can someone recommend the wire gauge for plug wires, also recommendations for hoses. Thank you.

 

 

ric

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Posted by MaddMikeNo1 on Friday, April 10, 2020 4:39 PM
Thank you
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Posted by jhande on Friday, April 10, 2020 8:22 PM

For plug wires actual size would be 3/8" or 8mm
Heater hoses 5/8" to 1"
Radiator hoses 1 1/2" or 2"

So take the spark plug wire for starters. Divide 3/8 (0.375) by 16 (scale) = 0.023 (O.D. required).

Use a site such as:
https://www.remingtonindustries.com/hook-up-wire/hook-up-wire-by-awg/

Their 30awg has an O.D. of 0.032".

If you want closer to acurate scale size search other wire sites. I found I had to do that for my 1/25 scale models.

Hope that helps some.

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