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Old 04-15-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default Wiring harness - LENGHTS

So I am on the verge of completely replacing the wiring in our '31 Cabriolet (with cowls).

I found a diagram with all of the wiring information (colors, etc) BUT no information on lengths.

While I could pull out all the wiring and measure and order, that would mean a couple of weeks (at best) without a car and, since the car is driven pretty much daily, that won't work...unless it's the only way.

Does anyone have information on what lengths of wire will be needed to complete an entire wiring harness?

I am not so traditional that all of the colors need to be factory original, but I obviously need enough to finish the job. Any links or diagrams you can share would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:34 AM   #2
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Have you looked at buying a new harness? they are only $30-40 and cut to fit
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Sacramento Vintage Ford makes them up with the correct wires, colors, lengths, and terminations. It's a no-brainer, just let them do it for you.
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Easier and cheaper to get one already done as they have said.
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Do they just need Make Model Year? If so then this is DEFINITELY what I will do. I was going to get the wire from either them or Brattons.
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Do they just need Make Model Year? If so then this is DEFINITELY what I will do. I was going to get the wire from either them or Brattons.
Year, one bulb or two

http://www.brattons.com/search.asp?s...=any&PT_ID=all
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Year, one bulb or two
Cowl lights or not, turn signals or not.
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