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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:15 pm 
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Hi Everyone. I want to replace the wire that goes from the coil to the distributor, the wire is the shielded type with a braided cover. The photo shows the distributor end fitting minus the nut and seal. I cant figure out how to remove the shielded cover from the fitting so I can replace both wire and braid as they are damaged. Any suggestions of how, or where I can get a new end bit or a complete replacement cable.

Dave


my apologies it is the coil end


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Hi Dave,

My "guess" is that the braid is soldered into the fitting so applying heat would be the only way to take it apart.
The only other way would be to cut it off!

Maybe there is a parts supplier who has a stock of this particular part.

Another reason to have a "civi" version - any old piece of wire would do!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:24 am 
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Razzle dazzle time, think of the braided part as a Chinese finger. Push both ends together, pull wire out, push a small Phillips screwdriver or dowel though both ends and re shape the braid. Push new wire through(14ga) then pull on both fittings while smoothing out the braided cover.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:50 am 
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You learn something new every day! Not having a military Haf to play with, I haven't had to do that task...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:17 am 
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Thanks for the tip. I will give it a try.
If anyone has a spare they would like to part with, please contact me and let me know how much you want for it.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:37 am 
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I decided to replace the cable , this is the finished item. it cost me $20 for the cover, I super glued the ends of the cover to the fittings.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:50 am 
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Good replacement cable, but I though the reason for the military spec cabling was to prevent an EMP from turning your engine off!
In order for the sleeving to work correctly was for it to make electrical contact at both ends to provide a path for the electromagnetic wave to flow through the bodywork rather than the electrical system. Super glue will act as an insulator, Didn't the original system of twisting the sleeving to make it expand work to hold the ends on?

Minor detail as it still looks the part and obviously works the ignition system.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:28 am 
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Not so much for EMP, but radio suppression....

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:36 am 
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Not wishing to nit pick, but even as radio suppression the braid would need electrical connectivity from one end t the other. (There, I have been enough of a perfectionist nerd).

It still look a good replacement to an old and damaged original cable. If the braid ever comes unglued from the ends, then that would be the time to re-think how to fix the braid to the ends. Plumbers solder / flux and a heat gun spring to mind.

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