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    has anyone got experience with building from scratch new wiring harness for DS from fire wall to double headlights. require better bullet connectors with rubber insulators and colour coded sleeves.

    any suggestions for local suppliers would be appreciated - sydney or australia

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    If you're planning on doing it yourself, the connectors and coloured wire ends can be bought from Der Franzose and Citroen Classics amongst others. if you're looking to have someone else do the work, then you can buy looms for RHD cars. See the Citroen classics website for some examples:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budge View Post
    If you're planning on doing it yourself, the connectors and coloured wire ends can be bought from Der Franzose and Citroen Classics amongst others. if you're looking to have someone else do the work, then you can buy looms for RHD cars. See the Citroen classics website for some examples:

    Paul I don't think Citroen Classics have the wing looms. . .
    They are pretty straightforward if you have the original loom as a guide, the fittings can be had by various suppliers with the coloured sleeves etc.

    I did my own, correct wire colours can be purchased from most auto stores locally, grey non-adhesive loom tape as used on early Fords i.e. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Angl....c100011.m1850

    Test before wrapping. . .


    Invest in the correct crimping tool to close the connectors!!

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    Beautiful work Chris...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Paul I don't think Citroen Classics have the wing looms. . .
    They are pretty straightforward if you have the original loom as a guide, the fittings can be had by various suppliers with the coloured sleeves etc.

    I did my own, correct wire colours can be purchased from most auto stores locally, grey non-adhesive loom tape as used on early Fords i.e. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Angl....c100011.m1850

    Invest in the correct crimping tool to close the connectors!!

    Cheers
    Chris

    Hi Chris

    Nice to know about that grey tape.

    I bought a replacement LHD loom from Darrin but I want to do a few mods, so what IS the correct tool? I know that getting a good quality tool is the way to go, but is there a particular tool for the older style bare bullets (the ones without a hard outer plastic shroud)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Paul I don't think Citroen Classics have the wing looms. . .
    They are pretty straightforward if you have the original loom as a guide, the fittings can be had by various suppliers with the coloured sleeves etc.

    I did my own, correct wire colours can be purchased from most auto stores locally, grey non-adhesive loom tape as used on early Fords i.e. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Angl....c100011.m1850

    Test before wrapping. . .


    Invest in the correct crimping tool to close the connectors!!

    Cheers
    Chris
    this is the best excellent work many thank as it will assist. thanks all for the quick reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budge View Post
    Hi Chris

    Nice to know about that grey tape.

    I bought a replacement LHD loom from Darrin but I want to do a few mods, so what IS the correct tool? I know that getting a good quality tool is the way to go, but is there a particular tool for the older style bare bullets (the ones without a hard outer plastic shroud)?
    Hi Paul,
    I took one of the bullets to our local Jaycar (Electric components) store and the sales guy sold me these. The jaw closes over both the wire and insulation in one hit. The jaw suits three sizes the smaller being most suitable. Decent wire strippers makes the task easy and repeatable.





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    Those are serious crimpers - but i bet they are satisfying to use! I will have to look some out.
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    I used 4mm bullet connectors, heatshink and silicone tube to replace degraded rubber - see photo.

    I could not find "mauve" heatshrink so used pink electrical tape. All coloured heatshrink overloaded with clear glue lined heatshink which covers the whole female connector.
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