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RandyLittrell

As long as we are talking about electrical, how about a recomendation of quality wire to use to rewire our old tractors. Seems like kinda of a crap shoot on quality these days with electrical parts. Thanks! 

 

 

 

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ebinmaine
2 minutes ago, RandyLittrell said:

As long as we are talking about electrical, how about a recomendation of quality wire to use to rewire our old tractors. Seems like kinda of a crap shoot on quality these days with electrical parts. Thanks! 

 

 

 

Randy

 

I try as hard as I can to buy wire that is 100% copper. I don't know if there is any merit to it but I have read that the CCA or Copper Clad Aluminum can have a tendency to corrode due to the rules of dissimilar metals.

 

Maybe 3 years ago now? I bought a 50-foot spool of full copper 7 conductor trailer wire.

That gives me the option of cutting the outside sheath off and using seven individual wires or leaving it on where I might want it to run through something like the gas tank shelf.

I don't do restorations. We build workers. So the actual color of the wire is less important to me than it is to some.

 

 

 

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RandyLittrell
14 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

 

I try as hard as I can to buy wire that is 100% copper. I don't know if there is any merit to it but I have read that the CCA or Copper Clad Aluminum can have a tendency to corrode due to the rules of dissimilar metals.

 

Maybe 3 years ago now? I bought a 50-foot spool of full copper 7 conductor trailer wire.

That gives me the option of cutting the outside sheath off and using seven individual wires or leaving it on where I might want it to run through something like the gas tank shelf.

I don't do restorations. We build workers. So the actual color of the wire is less important to me than it is to some.

 

 

 

 

What gauge did you get? I am thinking 14 AWG . 

 

 

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ebinmaine
1 minute ago, RandyLittrell said:

 

What gauge did you get? I am thinking 14 AWG . 

 

 

Randy

Yes that's correct. 14 gauge is more than enough for each single circuit on these tractors.

 

If you're going to buy online do some research first. I had to order some red wire the other day and I found that 12 gauge was about the same price as 14 so I opted for the larger wire.

 

 

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RandyLittrell
1 minute ago, ebinmaine said:

Yes that's correct. 14 gauge is more than enough for each single circuit on these tractors.

 

If you're going to buy online do some research first. I had to order some red wire the other day and I found that 12 gauge was about the same price as 14 so I opted for the larger wire.

 

 

 

I research things to death, before I buy!! LOL

 

 

Randy

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ebinmaine
4 minutes ago, RandyLittrell said:

 

I research things to death, before I buy!! LOL

 

 

Randy

If it would be helpful to you I can p.m. you a link of what I bought, later today.

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RandyLittrell
1 minute ago, ebinmaine said:

If it would be helpful to you I can p.m. you a link of what I bought, later today.

 

Whenever would be great, no hurry. Thanks. 

 

 

 

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tunahead72
21 hours ago, RandyLittrell said:

 

I research things to death, before I buy!! LOL

 

 

Randy

 

You should see my 3 pages of notes on 7" replacement gauge wheels for my mower decks! :coffee:

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