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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 29, 2017.
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Cloth Covered Wire Source
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Have you checked with these guys.
Rhode Island Wiring Service
I have bought a lot from them and there total supply is un real. Being they have what I need I haven't gone price shopping so don't know how they stack up. I really like that you can get just the Button for the end of wire inside light sockets. Stops using Butt connectors on dash and tail lights.
For those looking for a frugal source make friends with an elevator technician. Apparently they refit those things all the time and there’s plenty of cloth covered wire in them. That’s where I got mine. I knew a guy who’s bother does that for a living. Got a box full for a case of beer.
I have gotten mine from Rhode Island wiring as well. Great guys, fast shipping, and buy what you need
Very timely post as my coupe is almost done in paint and body then we can begin assembly and this is what I want to-do on my coupe. Keep the info coming guys.
That braid is fantastic.
Have this site bookmarked for the future.
i've used Rhode Island Wire many times, been very happy with them
I've used Rhode Island and Brillman in the past. Good stuff from both of them. Sometimes the good stuff costs.
Ha...beat me to it. Ask an elevator mechanic that's doing a mod for the old travel cable. It could be a hundred feet long or more, with 50 or more different wires inside.
I used Narragansett Reproductions to get supplies for my coupe. They were super nice to deal with and the prices were better that other vendors I found. My order did take a bit to come I guess they had to make some of the patterns I needed.
Brillman Co. Small family run business in Mt. Jackson Virginia. Been there a couple of times. They also remake Packard 440 plug wire.
We've used Brillman Co.
Eww... Good catch. I didn't realize they sold it. Made in the USA too!
another source out here in the West is Sacramento Vintage Ford - vintageford.com - "The" Bud Bryan, of '29 Roadster Fame, does cloth wiring work there
Buy mine at Sac Vintage-used in many 40's
Rhode Island wire for me. Beyond the colors you can choose the number, pattern, and color of tracers in the covering. I bought lengths and wired and cable tied a 1959 Fiat a few years back and it came out really cool looking.
Not trying to hijack the thread, but does anyone make connectors (not a bus bar) for 1 wire in and 2 out? This would be a Y or T connector.
I can for sure endorse Brillman.
I think they cater to the tractor restore folks but also have other good electrical related items.
I did my Merc in it, and I also bought the cloth loom. In some places it didn't make sense. Modern zip ties looked like shit. I taught myself the telephone stich with wax covered string.
Yes. Rhode Island Wireing. They have both U.S. style as well as British and German. Check out the web sight. They also have matching ends for each kind in solo. Meaning crimp or solder just the tips.
I bought the main harnesses for my '51 Merc from Rhode Island Wiring, which was very nice quality. I have bought a few smaller pieces from Macs. When I need straight cloth wire I use The Hot Rod Company.
I plan to use thehotrodcompany plug wires because they are spiral wound suppression for use with electronic ignitions, and look vintage.
Great info here. Thanks everyone.
If you need a whole harness, try Tyree Harris in Virginia.
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It boils down to the details, boys. Love it and keep it coming.
Anyone ever purchase from this company?
Yes... Multiple times..
I've posted this before, but it's still helpful. Although the manual is "updated", most of it applies to old airplanes, which translates well to old cars. Keep in mind, a lot of the techniques used in hot rod builds were the result of maintaining aircraft during the war.
In this case, check out chapter 11 for lacing wires with cord.......you'll probably like the whole thing though!
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