Some folks(myself included) find rewiring to be the hardest part of a restoration. What gauge wire should I use? Do I need all those colors of wire? Are those crimp on connectors safe? What size fuse do I need? And so on. . . Is there someone on here who can do a tutorial on how to wire a tractor from scratch? George might even give you a special tag under your avatar ( well, maybe, I don't know).
Posted August 03, 2014 - 02:38 PM
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Posted August 03, 2014 - 03:01 PM
I have several tutorial I have done. Wire gauge = depends on current usage. most circuits like lights, safety switched need 12/14. Charging circuit = 12 / 10. Battery cable / Starter = 6 / 8.
Crimp on connector are fine, just use high quality connectors and a good crimp tool.
Fuse is usually 20 or 30A again depends on how much current is used.
Check some of these out.
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Posted August 03, 2014 - 07:53 PM
With crimp connectors, I never use the cheap ones with hard plastic around them. I alway buy ones labeled "weatherproof" instead of hard plastic around them, they have heat shrink on them. If you do have crimp connectors with the hard plastic, pull the plastic off before you crimp it and cover it with a heat shrink. The heat shrink will seal the connection prevent trouble down the road.
Edited by BigFlash, August 03, 2014 - 07:53 PM.
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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:01 PM
i like the crimp on ones that have the heat shrink also. but theres some think that you dont want to do the fast way out cause it could leave you stranded in the field
Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:19 PM
I did a complete re-wire on BMP. Used crimp on connectors, and didn't worry about wire color except to keep (+) Red, and (-) black. Followed the wiring diagram and haven't had any electrical issues (so far).
Posted August 03, 2014 - 10:35 PM
You can often just buy it by the foot at old car part stores. One time Dad went to the junkyard and got some misc lengths/colors/sizes for a song.
- LilysDad said thank you
Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:52 AM
It is real nice to be able to use the color of wire that is in the wiring diagram for what ever your rewiring. That way it is simpler to chase down a problem on some circuit. I really dis like crimp on connectors and if I am rebuilding the wire harness I am going to solder them and do it right the first time.
Radio shack sells bulk spools of wire. The one here you can also buy off there big bulk spools if you just want a foot or less. Hard part is finding the wire colors with that trace in it, Like the green wire with a black trace/strip.
Posted August 04, 2014 - 07:03 AM
Is the marine heat shrink really better? It is hard to find here.