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    Wire Harness Suggestion

    Colleagues,
    I am in the market for a new harness for my BE.
    I would appreciate referrals, suggestions as to vendors.
    i have heard good things about British Wire and I recall reading but cannot locate a post about a company in England that makes harness specific for need.
    i am planning on converting to electronic tach and fuel pump so having a harness pre fabled for those would be idea.

    Appreciate your suggestions.

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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    No direct experience but, the British Company is

    Autosparks https://www.autosparks.co.uk/

    and there is also

    Advance Auto http://www.advanceautowire.com/

    I think they are all good options
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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    You might try Rhode Iskand wiring service. They can do custom work to your needs
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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by number6 View Post
    You might try Rhode Iskand wiring service. They can do custom work to your needs
    Great folks to work with. I made my own custom harness and they supplied all the correct colors and braided the harness for me. Best to call them. http://www.riwire.com/
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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    British Wiring is the US distributor for Auto Sparks. British Wiring is great to do business with, they can order you a custom harness with your additions. I donít believe you can order direct from Auto Sparks from the US, at least you couldnít when I replaced my harness.
    I havenít used Advanced or Rhode Island wiring so canít comment.

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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    I did have Auto Sparks via order through British Wiring make up my harness. There is a wiring configuration tool available on AutoSoarjs Wiring site. I added additional wire drops and relays for things like electric fan and override switch, headlight relays, fuel pump, alternator which eliminates a bunch of wiring at voltage regulator. It does take several months to custom order so plan ahead. My bill was close to $500 by time I was done but it is pretrested and from quality vendor who does this every day.
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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    Thanks all for the suggestions.
    I'd like to use British Wiring but 10 weeks is a long time to wait, though car is just back from painter, I thought first thing or close to first would be to install wire harness, then add the bits front end, engine, dash lights etc.
    I am concerned if I wait I may be stuck.

    What have others done by way of reconstruction? Where did harness installation fit in order of reinstallation of everything?
    My car is a lovely OEW painted shell now only rear axle installed, front suspension is off.
    I can only work a bit on weekends so perhaps the time will pass without disruption.

    Thanks for your assistance.

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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    I did wiring pretty quickly then brakes then engine then glass and interior.
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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    Ordered harness directly from Autosparks via phone.
    Very easy and nice to deal with.
    Delivery expected six weeks which is manageable and much better than ten to twelve week wait indicated by US vendor.
    They will build harness with my add ons, fog lights front and one in rear, electric tach, alternator, elec fuel pump and radio, very nice folks.
    I’m looking forward to receiving it.

    Thanks all for your assistance.

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    Re: Wire Harness Suggestion

    Interesting as Autosparks told me I needed to go through British Wiring. Get their design tool done for what you want and then present them with a credit card. Try it. I do know that British Wiring gets one shipment per month in bulk from AutoSparks. That can contribute to the delay.
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