Any photos or info out there about how the factory safety wired the ring & pinon or other critical assemblies? I'd like to see their original process of securing bolts that weren't secured by cotter pins.
The pictures I've seen are pretty slapdash, in my opinion you don't want to intentionally duplicate it.
You can do a much better job, buy some real stainless steel safety wire. It's easier to do a top notch job with real safety wire pliers, but it can be done by hand, it just takes longer.
If you are determined to duplicate the factory product, look in the Ford service manual, figures 27, 32, 135, 136, 325, and 349.
I'm doing it the way it should be done with safety wire pliers, but I was curious to see how the factory actually did it for comparison. Thanks for posting these links Mark.
Another personal preference - I prefer to wire bolts together in pairs, rather than running a single piece of wire all the way around a ring of multiple bolts. That way, if a wire breaks, only two bolts are affected rather than all of them.
The last link above from Ed Fuller is what I used. Thanks Ed.
I have been safety wiring in the Aviation industry for 49 years. Everything from Helicopters to Jet engines. I do not own nor use a pliers. You can do a nice job without them.
I've always done it like Ed did- works great and looks great!