wires 41 60 special

Started by mr41cadillac, November 20, 2012, 11:02:19 AM

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mr41cadillac

whats the best way to rewrap some wiring in the engine compartment. some of the cloth has degraded but i would like to keep it original thanks john

Steve Passmore

I'm afraid you cant keep it original John as the looms were braided by a special machine from many strands of cloth, so some sort of cloth loom tape is the best you can hope for.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

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1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Eldovert

John,
Some of the wiring harness manufacturers can run your harness through thier machine again.
Cheers,Pat MacPhail

Steve Passmore

Yes, but for that John would have to completely remove his harness and once the braid has started to disintegrate they dont survive being removed and replaced, it would be time for a new loom.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Eldovert

#4
That is what I meant. Remove harness,remove braided loom and redo harness in the machine.
Cheers,Pat MacPhail

Andrew Armitage

Wrap up the exposed wires with electrical tape or get a new harness.  Rhode Island Wiring (www.riwire.com) sells the whole harness and looks original with the cloth insulation over the modern insulated wires.  I want to say that the price for the dash forward wiring is around $900.
Andrew Armitage
Plainfield, IL
1941 67 Series
1966 Fleetwood 75 Series
1985 Seville
1991 Eldorado

pauldridge

There are cloth-looking (but not) braided sleeving that are somewhat springy, and can be just slipped on an existing bundle of wires without having to disconnect either end.  I keep a supply of different diameters on hand, easy to cover an exposed bundle quickly and looks pretty decent, much nicer than those ugly corrugated plastic split looms at NAPA.

One source:  http://www.delcity.net/store/Braided-Sleeving/p_793122

Phil  Austin
Phil Auldridge
Austin, TX
1940 60S as well as MGA, Stingray, '39 Ford Coupe, BMW 3.0 CS, '59 Jaguar, '51 Hudson Hornet, '64 and '70 Mercedes roadsters, and Nash-Healey LeMans Coupe

Steve Passmore

That looks like a very good solution, shame we dont have it here in the UK!
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe