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GTA/GTAj sparkplug wires

Hi, I have a set of GTA/GTAj wires that have Bosch plug end on them. The number on the cap is KEA7J11Z; if that is a part number I have not yet been able to trace it.

Were these Bosch ends very commonly used? Does anyone have or know were I might get a couple to replace 2 that are broken?

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The Bosch end looks similar to what is shown in the GTA parts book 1104 as well as the Sprint GT/GTA parts book. I don't have a GTAj book to check. Anyone

The third picture is what is currently available from Alfaholics, what is it a repro of?? The Magneti Marelli cap??

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Ken, I have seen both of these styles before. I had 12 of the Bosch that eventually went on a Ferrari. They WERE a Mercedes Benz part. I've a good friend that is a MB restorer and will send him your pictures.


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Hallo Ken,

perhaps i have 2 for you, give me your adress.

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I am still in need of 2 of these Bosch type spark plug wire ends and leads to a source of the special distributor side wire ends and the rubber boots.

I have also been told that the ribbed type cap I pictured above are not period correct for GTA.

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Ken, I have seen both of these styles before. I had 12 of the Bosch that eventually went on a Ferrari. They WERE a Mercedes Benz part. I've a good friend that is a MB restorer and will send him your pictures.
Hey Gordon, get anywhere with the MB guy?

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He checked, and then I went through all his old stuff with him, but the hard phenolic connectors appear to be long gone. The current MB parts are a soft plastic that does not even look right. Have you checked with Roman Tucker? He may have an idea, as well as Keith Goring. Roman is restoring Keith's GTA. Keith is a pack-rat with the old stuff like me, and just might have some good used spares.


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Hi Ken,
I have a set of 4 (which I will have to find) with one that's no good. I can get them to you if you like. I would be happy to see them on a real GTA.
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I have a set of 4 (which I will have to find) with one that's no good. I can get them to you if you like. I would be happy to see them on a real GTA.
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Hi Jim, thanks for the kind offer. Are they still with the wire? An e-mail is sent.

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Hi Ken,
My most humble apologies! After my last email I went and found them....I was incorrect, they don't have the GTA ends, they have straight caps onto the plugs, however, they are the correct leads which look to be in good condition (haven't put a meter on them though). Again my sincere apologies. Age is catching up with me.
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Hello Ken
(without obligation), one of my friends holders of GTA, I'll try to ask if they have the cap to give / sell.
(maybe) I can find it at Monza next Saturday, June 4, there is a market for vintage parts
you also know that within the cap there is a "rubber" rose to hold the cap securely in place
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Hallo Ken,

2 caps are just packed and will go tomorrow to you.

Gordon: there is no Mercedes, who has those caps!!!

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Hallo Ken,

2 caps are just packed and will go tomorrow to you.

Gordon: there is no Mercedes, who has those caps!!!

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Thanks Uli, I'll let you know when they arrive.

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Uli,
Your right. Currently. You may be right back in time. However, 3 of us, all over the age of 60, have seen them on BOSCH looms, all of us working at different MB shops in the US.
I'm not saying you are incorrect. You must be incorrect AND confused to join this club. Being the charter member, I can nominate the 2 other friends mentioned if you wish.


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Hallo Gordon,

if i am wrong, please tell us, which typ Mercedes Benz has these caps? I also worked for MB and never saw them.

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