Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    
Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 1- Porsche Technical Forums > Porsche 911 Technical Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 34
Garage
Rewiring / cable question

Hi,

this should be a quick one... but couldn't find anything in the various searches I did.

I rewired some parts of the harness in my 1970 911T with standard wire (same specs as the old wires) . The original wires in the car are usually shielded / wrapped in a tube themselves to protect them.

I am interested in hearing if

a) you just wired yours cars without wrapping the wires/cables in such tubes, or
b) if you protected the wires and if so ... with waht / where to get these tubes.

Thanks for any input.
Cooper
__________________
1970 911T
Old 05-04-2012, 03:30 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Bob Kontak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Canton, Ohio
Posts: 8,010
Garage
Most auto stores, Harbor freight and Summit sell kits but the lengths are usually six inches long.

Pelican has kits but I do not see long lengths offered.

Pelican Parts.com - 158 Pc. Heat Shrink Tubing Kit

Here is a supply house that has over 1,000 kits. There are shrink tubing rolls on the second page - 50 and 100 feet - long for a pretty fair price.

This link is the second page so enter "Shrink tubing" in the search field to check out other tubing offers.

Shrink Tubing - Wire Management - Grainger Industrial Supply, Pg 2
Old 05-04-2012, 05:08 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 34
Garage
Thanks, Bob.

I have shrink tube at home... the tubes I mean are not shrunk to the cables, rather a loose second hull around them. Is shrink tube the stuff to use then?

C
__________________
1970 911T
Old 05-04-2012, 06:39 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Bob Kontak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Canton, Ohio
Posts: 8,010
Garage
I see what you mean from looking at my car. Various sizes, too. I would not default to shrink tubing just yet until someone with more knowledge steps in. I would use it and it would be functional to a degree but the original ones may have more heft and be more heat resistant for added protection. Besides that, I am not in a position to suggest that shrink wrap is your answer. Sorry.

Let me try some searching for a few minutes.
Old 05-04-2012, 07:00 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
D911SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 820
Garage
Do a google search for PVC cable sleeve. I sourced some locally (in Aus) but I'm sure you'll find some in the US. As an idea here is a link to what you can get:

Buy Cable Sleeves Cable,sleeve,PVC,6mm bore,black,10m RS RS-PVC-6.0-0-CL online from RS for next day delivery.

Threading the wire through the sleeve can be tricky, sometimes a wire coathanger came in handy.

I also wrapped some wire in fabric tape that I ordered on eBay. Do a search for Colorplast and you'll find a few varieties. It may not be factory but it looks much better than the standard PVC electrical tape.
__________________
1983 Porsche 911SC Zinc Metallic - 3.2SS PMO's, Rennshift, 22/28 TB's, partially backdated interior. 28 month restoration now complete
2010 BMW 135i - Love it.
www.project911sc.wordpress.com
Old 05-05-2012, 12:32 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Classic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 719
Having just done my 69 harness I can suggest for the PVC sleeves McMaster-Carr

And get some pressure sensitive automotive tape http://www.egitape.com/

If you've ever unwrapped a harness that had electrical tape used on it you know what a mess it can make.

Depending on how far you want to go, you can still get most of the connectors from Porsche and the protective ends, or use heat shrink, your call.
__________________
Classic 1969 911T
Old 05-05-2012, 12:45 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Now Available for Ordering:   101 Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000  [more info]
Registered User
 
porwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 7,121
Frys has a great selection of heat shrinkable tubing in 4 foot lenghts in various colors at cheap prices.
__________________
79 SC Targa
72 T Targa Sold
68 T Coupe Sold
65 912 Coupe Sold
62 356B Coupe Sold
Old 05-05-2012, 08:08 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 736
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to Porboynz
I went to a car dismantler and cut a section of wiring from the wiring loom of an old Audi and got correct colour wiring and sections of the PVC outer in various diameters. I did not want to use heatshrink as it has a dull finish compared with the PVC sleeving. Some established (old) Auto Electricians will have that PVC sleeving in rolls in various sizes from the good old days before heat shrink and that awful flexible coil wrap stuff. I used some of the PVC sleeving to replace the sections that fit on the metal tabs that hold your wiring loom in place, looks great new, the old PVC was brittle and dull.
__________________
1972 911T Coupe with a '73E MFI engine and 'S' pistons
10 year resto mostly completed, in original Albert Blue.

***If only I didn't know now what I didn't know then***
Old 05-05-2012, 11:32 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Bob Kontak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Canton, Ohio
Posts: 8,010
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Classic View Post
Having just done my 69 harness I can suggest for the PVC sleeves McMaster-Carr
I like this idea for the outer shell.
Old 05-06-2012, 10:57 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Old 05-06-2012, 10:57 AM
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:11 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.