Dad's '26 TT is in need of a new wiring harness. I had gotten one from JC Whitney many years ago at a reasonable price which I was able to make work. Had all the standard/usual T wiring connections, needed to extend for the tail-light. From what I see, catalogs now offer 'partials' and then total a much higher price. If I can't find 'complete to match', perhaps best to make my own? I don't concern myself about judging standards, just want to enjoy and be reliable. Suggestions, please.
Yep, you answered your own question. Just use the wiring diagram that you can find here on the forum by Google'ng it and make up your own from wire obtained by your local discount house. Someone will probably attach a diagram here for you.
Call Antique Auto Ranch. 509 . 535 . 7789. They will get you squared.
You can also try. YnZ's Yesterday's Parts (909)798-1498.
As far as I know, the car type looms available from the vendors will do the trick, other than having to extend the tail light wire.
Yn"Zs can certainly help out with period cloth covered wiring and loom material. I bought 100' foot reels of 5 different colours when in the US in 2010, and still have plenty on hand. I should have bought more loom sleeve though.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
That "wire obtained by your local discount house" is going to be insulated with plastic. Pretty tacky on a T or TT. YnZ and other specialists can provide you with wiring that looks right. Google "antique auto wiring".
Call Antique Auto Ranch. 509 . 535 . 7789
Too damned easy !
Try RJ&L Vintage Wiring www.rjlutofasteners.com they sell 14ga, 12ga, 10ga cotton covered wire, solid colors and with tracers and asphalt looms fro 3/16 - 5/8" ID..
Thanks for the phone numbers! I will make the calls. The catalogs offer many options, but I see a lot of wasteful 'overlap'. (Wasted $$ & time.) The old harness could be taken apart and wires followed. Efficient?? Expedient?? Economical?? My 1926 Edition of Dyke's has a fold-out wiring diagram for the Model T, so not afraid of doing it myself. Just want it all to function correctly by sensible effort, and have it 'last' for my grandson. That part of it should outlast me!
Burger, I know you're a TT guy. Sounds like you've experienced their product?
When I got my TT, the wiring was a mess. With excellent direction from the
Ranch racing team and my own anal retentive need to make things neat, I got
the wiring squared away with a few new parts and repairs, and bought a whole
replacement set for the rebuilt engine. Got my two new harnesses hanging in
the shop, ready for the new engine install this spring.
Each harness sold by the suppliers does a specific group of wiring. There is no waste and no over lapping. You get the set(s) needed for your truck. Those are what the prices are. You can't get the set from JC Whitney anymore, those days are gone. If you have to buy all the proper cloth covered wire and terminals it still will be a bunch of wires held together with tape or zip-ties.
Mark is spot on. Did I mention the guys at the Ranch can get you
squared away ? 509 . 535 . 7789 Ask for Tim, Mick, Huck, Mango,
Thanks to all for the advice and help! When the doctor has to treat a 90 year-old, it is still a different thought process than it would be for a pediatrician. Maybe I'm being too analytical with a simple 'transplant'?? Patient progress reports forthcoming....