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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 . 

 

 

Randy

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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. 

 

 

 

randy

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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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illinibrew

Thank You!  I was going a little blind on google trying to figure this out.  Newbie to WH here.... nice place you all have created here.  

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ebinmaine
3 minutes ago, illinibrew said:

Thank You!  I was going a little blind on google trying to figure this out.  Newbie to WH here.... nice place you all have created here.  

Welcome aboard.

Feel free to post threads and ask your own questions in existing ones.

 

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953 nut
1 hour ago, illinibrew said:

nice place you all have created here.

:text-thankyouyellow:                Lots of great folks here willing to share information. Click on this link and do an introduction so we can get to know you and your  :wh:.                https://www.wheelhorseforum.com/forum/47-introductions/?do=add

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WHX??

:WRS: @illinibrew

Yes please do tell us about yerself and yer :wh:

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cschannuth

This is great information!

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ebinmaine
On 6/12/2018 at 4:56 PM, 953 nut said:

  use the 5 post ignition switches  103-990 for Battery Ignition. 

 

Battery powered ignition with solenoid, points, condenser, Starter Generator and a mechanical voltage regulator.

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@Retired Wrencher

 

Here ya go Gary. 

 

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Retired Wrencher
58 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

 

@Retired Wrencher

 

Here ya go Gary. 

 

:handgestures-thumbupright:

Thanks Eric. I will send you some picks today. Of what I have.

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Handy Don

FWIW:

- 14ga in household wiring safely handles 15 amps at 120 volts --- that’s 1,800 watts.

- 16ga handles 13 amps @120 volts -- that’s 1,560 watt.

 

The strongest stators on a Wheel Horse generate no more than 20 amps at 15 volts --- that’s 300 watts. 

 

Save your money and the resources. 16 gauge is PLENTY.

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953 nut
10 hours ago, Handy Don said:

FWIW:

- 14ga in household wiring safely handles 15 amps at 120 volts --- that’s 1,800 watts.

- 16ga handles 13 amps @120 volts -- that’s 1,560 watt.

 

The strongest stators on a Wheel Horse generate no more than 20 amps at 15 volts --- that’s 300 watts. 

 

Save your money and the resources. 16 gauge is PLENTY.

:text-yeahthat:

16 gauge is all you need for anything but battery cables.

Those ratings are for multiple conductors in conduit where heat is not rapidly dissipated, in open air you can go 50% over with no problem.

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Rick3478
1 hour ago, 953 nut said:

:text-yeahthat:

16 gauge is all you need for anything but battery cables.

Those ratings are for multiple conductors in conduit where heat is not rapidly dissipated, in open air you can go 50% over with no problem.

 

It's also relevant to high temperature environments, like under the hood of a garden tractor with an air-cooled engine.

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