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well with out much ado im going to attempt a harness from scratch. going to the library to print out a poster size picture of the wiring diagram. ill let you know how it goes. plan b.... ebay. =)
 

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Need lots of time, patience, wire, and connectors but good luck with it. Are you going for an exact replica or a reduced wiring version? Keep us posted.
 

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Some wiring connector suppliers:

www.z1enterprises.com
www.easternbeaver.com
www.vintageconnections.com
www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu
www.electricalconnection.com
http://www.electricalconnection.com/electrical-components/hitachi.htm

Harness/loom tape(non-sticky, designed to stick to itself)

Dry Vinyl Tape From Tape Brothers
www.tapebrothers.com

Dry Vinyl Tapes are non-adhesive plasticized polyvinyl chloride film tape. Easy unwinding characteristics - tape clings firmly to it’s own backing for tight wrap. High elongation and good strength to permit trouble-free binding of wiring harnesses for the automotive industry. Dry vinyl tape also used for plating applications- high stretch, good “cling” characteristics and great conformability provide for superior masking in hard chrome and other plating applications.

DVT-76B 2 in. x 250 ft. Black Dry Vinyl Tape
2 in. x 250 ft. Black Dry Vinyl Tape
Our Price: $6.54 Per Roll

www.wiringharness.com
• Non-Adhesive Vinyl Harness Tape, made to the original mil-thickness.
• Just wrap it tightly around the wires and knot the end.
• 100 foot roll is enough to do 3 to 4 harnesses complete.
• Available in three different widths, as original.
• Correct for all years (1955 to Present).

Part # Description Price (not sure of current price, as I made this listing a year ago)
R0058272 3/4" Vinyl Harness Tape, 100 foot roll $12.00
R0058276 1" Vinyl Harness Tape, 100 foot roll $13.00
R0067108 1-1/4" Vinyl Harness Tape, 100 foot roll $15.00

http://www.keefeperformance.com/silicone_tape.html
"36 Foot" roll of Self bonding silicone tape
High temperature silicone tape
This Mil-spec silicone tape is Rated up to 500+ degrees

Made of silicone rubber, this self fusing silicone tape will protect most all electrical wiring, connectors, hoses, spark plug boots and more from extremely high temperatures. The self vulcanizing process automatically begins when the two sides of the tape are put into contact. A catalyst on one side of the tape begins the bonding process as soon as wrapping takes place.
great for all electrical wiring, harness, cable, and hose applications
Colors: Red and Black
Exceeds MIL AA-59163 TYPE 1 & 2
ASTM-D 2137 / -65C
ASTM D-412
ASTM D-149
Electrical, Home, Auto, Truck, RV, Marine, Motorcycle, Military, Commercial, Industrial, Generator
 

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you know what, come to think of it, would i be able to use the diagram, to 'dr up' my original harness, ie: snip all connecters and plugs and just replace with new ones using the same wires? wouldnt that be less costly and or aggrevating?
 

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Some thoughts on re-using the old harness:

1. If the connectors are routed tight now, cutting and crimping new pins/sockets for the new connectors may make them too tight.

2. New wires are not "Metal Fatigued" like the old harness is from repeated flexing/bending especially near the frame/headlight area.

3. New wiring unless special ordered will only come in one color. www.waytekwire.com has the ability for two or more colored wires(not sure of the price). Another website is www.delcity.net

4. If you go with new wires, you'll need some way of circuit identification. The electricians use numbered stick on letters for their circuit indentification. I'd suggest putting some clear heat shrink tubing on the wire for protection of the numbers/letters.
 

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i tried posting a new thread didnt show up. anyways, can i use an 81 harness on my 77? are they different in any way?
 
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