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49glide
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NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by 49glide » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:29 am

looking for n.o.s wiring for my 49
70224-47 (old number 1741-47)
70144-49
70129-49
70331-48 (old number 4733-48)
70146-49
70128-48 (old number 4705-48)
70160-48 (old number 4701-48)
70209-41 (old number 4706-41)
70193-48 (old number 4706-48)
any of these pieces or looms that you have and are interested in selling I will pay top dollar,name your price
Thanks much



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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by john HD » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:09 am

a couple of pieces showed up on ebay last night.

why nos btw? i have had little success not cracking the insulation on old wiring.

john

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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by 49glide » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:00 pm

I probably wont run it but would like to have it. the new old stock wiring on my bike thats about twenty years old has about had it.does anybody repop the tight woven looms thats the other issue????

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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by john HD » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:40 pm

i have a kit that i got from old dude on my pan, as near as i can tell it is an exact replica.

by tightly woven loom do you mean the kind that looks more like cloth covering over the bundle? if so, i have a kit on my wla that was made by mv spares sold through old dude that has a tighter weave cover over the wires.

i have a couple of pieces of nos war era wiring that has the coarser covering on it to make things even more confusing.

i think they used whatever sub contractors provided during the war years.

either way, both of the replica kits i installed have tinned plastic insulated wire covered by cotton. it is a definate improvement over aged rubber covered wire that tends to crack no matter how careful you are with it!

try hummer emporium's web site and see if they have what you need. http://www.hummeremporium.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

or try old dude http://www.olddude.com/parts.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by A street » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:08 pm

One possibility if you do the wiring yourself and don't appreciate the repop cloth covered wiring is to look to pre-1950 or so junk cars. I am doing my bike with the tail-light and gas guage wires that ran through the body on a 1949 Plymouth parts car I have. Same color as Harley and very pliable. I put some Poly wipe wood finish on them to enhance the 'waterproofness" and the color returned as brand new. I don't know that mine are exactly the same tracers but very close from the pictures I see and 16 ga. [definitely better looking and I believe higher quality than the repop].

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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by james » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:05 pm

Bruce Lindsey does a nice job making cloth covered wire harnesses. I think he makes them for Olde Dude.
I have one on my 52 FL.

Jim

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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by Robert Luland » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:31 pm

Bruce makes them for just about everyone. You can buy direct from him which I’ve always found cheaper. Bruce is a good guy that will work with you if you’re the meticulous type like me. Heres a pic of Bruce's weaveing loom. That thing is the coolest contraption I ever seen.
Bruce Linsday
17421 Chagrin River Road
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
440-247-4020
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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by john HD » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:00 am

robert,

thats good info and a great pic!

thanks!

john

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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by Scrap » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:38 am

john HD wrote:robert,

thats good info and a great pic!

thanks!

john
That is a great pic. For those of you in New England, Rhode Island Wiring http://www.riwire.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; does that type of work, they will do anything you want in any color or pattern. They also carry old style spark plug wire, Rajah connectors and all kinds of lugs. By the way, the very best braiding machines, like the one in the picture, used to be made in Rhode Island when stuff was still made in the USA.

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Re: NOS PANHEAD WIRING

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Post by 49glide » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:27 am

did not know anybody made the woven stuff,looks darn good I will have to contact him for sure,Thanks much

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