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mikeadams1985
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885 wiring size

Post by mikeadams1985 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:40 pm

I have searched high and low for a wiring loom for the 885 but cannot find one, so i am going to just make my own. Im looking to grab the wiring today from local place but im not near the 885 to check what size cable is used. Can anyone shed some light?
Its the wiring for everything related to the "dashboard".

Cheers

philedge
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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by philedge » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:09 pm

Have a look in a recent post titled haynes manual. Theres a link within the post that will take you to a collection of manuals. In the folder for the 885 theres an electrical manual with wiring diagrams and table of wire sizes and colours.
'66 880 Selectamatic rat.

mikeadams1985
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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by mikeadams1985 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:52 pm

I have a hard copy of that manual and in my hard copy or the pdf can i find the table of wiring sizes. Can find the wiring diagram no problem,
could you point me in the right direction
cheers

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philedge
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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by philedge » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:39 pm

The sizes and colours are in the table on page H45
'66 880 Selectamatic rat.

mikeadams1985
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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by mikeadams1985 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:45 am

Thank you. Found the book you were referring too

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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by SteveCollett » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:10 pm

you will need at least 2 sizes of cable. Sadly you will not find several of the colour combinations used previously as no one makes them. remember it is important to use heavy enough cable for the headlight and to and from the alternator/ dynamo
I would recommend getting a dozen different colours in both sizes, a good source will be cheaper for all of them than buying one of the ready made ones and they never fit either.
get a good set of crimpers wire strippers and connectors , worth their weight in gold!
some heat shrink tubing is also a good investment as well as the ubiquitous insulation tape in many colours.
The old cloth tape is still available and looks better.

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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by Berk » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:16 pm

A lot of the kit car types use 7/13 core trailer wire for the longer runs for lighting etc.

Great deal tidier than trying to run separates in some cases.

mikeadams1985
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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by mikeadams1985 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:15 pm

Found a site that sells by the meter all the colour combos i needed. Had to go up a size on a few of the cables but all colours are correct and sizes pretty much spot on.

Going to embark on the rewire mission when i get a decent weekend.

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Lofty
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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by Lofty » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:29 pm

Mind sharing the source?

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Re: 885 wiring size

Post by mikeadams1985 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:11 am

autoelectricsupplies.co.uk

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