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> THE COLONEL Questions!, Wiring loom/harness??
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post Feb 10 2019, 08:48 AM
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Hello folks,

I've a couple of questions that I've thought of whilst sipping tea and dismantling the Colonel.


Is it wise, common practice, adviseable, to replace the original wiring? or, should I test it and then put it back if it all works?

Are there any other parts which should be replaced, period? like relays, things like that?

And finally, for now, the petrol tank....whats the best way to re condition that? looks quite cruddy in there, but very little rust seems to be present on either the outside, or the inside. I removed a couple of litres of VERY stinky old fuel already.


Thanks in advance!



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post Feb 10 2019, 09:00 AM
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New tanks available from J P Dansk, cheap in the UK. Try 911Ltd.com. No new wiring harnesses available. Some relays available but check fitment. Not always listed correctly
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post Feb 10 2019, 09:03 AM
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You could buy a new tank, or depending upon the cost, take your tank to a radiator shop to have it boiled out and see what condition it is in. Then check into having the inside coated to protect it and refinish the outside like new. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 10 2019, 09:19 AM
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Like sixer said - there are no new harnesses available so repair and restore as needed.
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post Feb 10 2019, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 10 2019, 07:19 AM) *

Like sixer said - there are no new harnesses available so repair and restore as needed.

These guys list one for 914/6
https://www.ynzyesterdaysparts.com/catalog/
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post Feb 10 2019, 11:00 AM
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Is Jeff not doing harness/harness repair any longer? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

http://bowlsby.net/914/WiringHarnesses/
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post Feb 10 2019, 11:01 AM
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Nobody makes a 914-4 chassis harness.
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post Feb 10 2019, 12:28 PM
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QUOTE(altitude411 @ Feb 10 2019, 09:00 AM) *

Is Jeff not doing harness/harness repair any longer? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

http://bowlsby.net/914/WiringHarnesses/

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There are about 72 different variables for a main wiring harness depending on year and options. Jeff is your man for this.
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post Feb 10 2019, 12:51 PM
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Jeff doesn't do chassis harnesses. I asked. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Feb 10 2019, 01:02 PM
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Try this guy looks like he does excellent work but no personal experience

Kroonwireharnesses.com
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post Feb 11 2019, 04:51 AM
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Thanks gents, I'll check out the local radiator shop and take it from there.

It's best to remove the harness completely i'm guessing, when I do a full shell respray?


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post Feb 11 2019, 05:11 AM
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QUOTE(echocanyons @ Feb 10 2019, 08:02 PM) *

Try this guy looks like he does excellent work but no personal experience

Kroonwireharnesses.com


Kroon only does the -6 harnesses because he cant get the -4 specific connectors in quantities less than 1000 pieces. (-6 connectors are the same as 911)
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post Feb 11 2019, 06:38 AM
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QUOTE(Stoddy @ Feb 11 2019, 04:51 AM) *

Thanks gents, I'll check out the local radiator shop and take it from there.

It's best to remove the harness completely i'm guessing, when I do a full shell respray?


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Hi Rich there isa classic car wiring and harness supplies in tenbury wells ask to speak to Mattthew Blake.01584 819552
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post Feb 11 2019, 01:59 PM
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QUOTE(Ninehundredfourteen @ Feb 11 2019, 06:38 AM) *

QUOTE(Stoddy @ Feb 11 2019, 04:51 AM) *

Thanks gents, I'll check out the local radiator shop and take it from there.

It's best to remove the harness completely i'm guessing, when I do a full shell respray?


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Hi Rich there isa classic car wiring and harness supplies in tenbury wells ask to speak to Mattthew Blake.01584 819552
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Brilliant! Thanks so much.
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post Feb 11 2019, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE(Stoddy @ Feb 11 2019, 02:51 AM) *

Thanks gents, I'll check out the local radiator shop and take it from there.

It's best to remove the harness completely i'm guessing, when I do a full shell respray?


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If you want it to look like a 100% new car then yes. However a used harness is even harder to put back than a new one because it's a lot stiffer and more brittle. Unless you're going for a 100 point car you can get a good look by bagging the rear wiring at the firewall and the front wiring in the bottom of the gas tank well.


















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post Feb 11 2019, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE(Jonathan Livesay @ Feb 11 2019, 05:28 PM) *

QUOTE(Stoddy @ Feb 11 2019, 02:51 AM) *

Thanks gents, I'll check out the local radiator shop and take it from there.

It's best to remove the harness completely i'm guessing, when I do a full shell respray?


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If you want it to look like a 100% new car then yes. However a used harness is even harder to put back than a new one because it's a lot stiffer and more brittle. Unless you're going for a 100 point car you can get a good look by bagging the rear wiring at the firewall and the front wiring in the bottom of the gas tank well.



Thanks Jonathan, I think I'll test the harness, then leave it in situ like you suggest.I remember re shelling an MGBGT and the harness was a complete pig to get back in.

Thanks for the tip!

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post Feb 12 2019, 12:46 AM
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So curious....why the Colonel?

As in Klink?
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post Feb 12 2019, 02:07 AM
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QUOTE(914_teener @ Feb 12 2019, 12:46 AM) *

So curious....why the Colonel?

As in Klink?




Colonel Mustard, from Cludo. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)

My wife came up with it as he was being pushed off the trailer, I didn't argue as it sort of just happened. I've named all my Porsches since my Gorgeous 944 Cabriolet. (Miller),

Curiously they've all been boys?!

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