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PaulLongBl
01-01-2018, 08:00 PM
Anyone here ever build a replacement control head harness? Tips? If so how easy was it to do, what wire sizes did you use, and did wrap it and if so with what?

Thanks

TR3driver
01-01-2018, 08:28 PM
I just bought one instead, they're readily available from the usual suspects.

One problem I see is that the tiny ring terminals that go inside the control head are "specials", they have a locating tab that sticks into a hole in the Bakelite to keep the terminal from turning and perhaps shorting out.

PaulLongBl
01-01-2018, 09:01 PM
I've searched two of the suppliers and haven't found the item. Did you have to ask for it specifically?

ckeithjordan
01-01-2018, 09:19 PM
British Wiring in Bally, PA has the harness:

https://www.britishwiring.com/Steering-Column-Harness-p/sc94.htm

PaulLongBl
01-01-2018, 09:28 PM
So, it looks like no one has attempted a build?

TR3driver
01-01-2018, 09:38 PM
I've searched two of the suppliers and haven't found the item. Did you have to ask for it specifically?
No, I just ordered it the way I always do: Look up the factory part number in the factory parts book, then order that number from TRF. Web site says it's still available: 51849
Moss shows in stock, too.
https://mossmotors.com/harness-included-with-control-heads

If you don't have a factory parts manual, I suggest you get one. TRF will sell you a paper copy, or you can download a PDF from
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2H2NJt34OffMWQ4N2EzZGQtNjc0Ny00YmE2LWFiN 2UtZWYzMjNjNGFiYzY4

(I just added some bookmarks, circles and arrows ... to be used as evidence against us.)

bobhustead
01-02-2018, 07:52 AM
I recall that the new harness that came with my new head had an orderly twist in the wires to facilitate twisting the harness down the tube.
Bob

CJD
01-02-2018, 10:08 AM
Yeah, the wire size is critical, as is the thickness of the wrapping. This is just one of those parts I wouldn't personally consider doing myself unless it wasn't available otherwise. Moss shows it for $38...which is higher than it used to be. I found mine on ebay for $22 and it's cloth wrapped. I could not build for that price.