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Salmo

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Ace Bristol Wiring Loom and Overdrive Switch required
« on: January 12, 2021, 19:39:48 »
Hi,

Part way through the restoration and we've decided that we need a new loom. Can anyone help with a source for a new one?

Also on the lookout for an Overdrive Switch if anyone has one,
 
Many thanks in advance - Chris.

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Re: Ace Bristol Wiring Loom and Overdrive Switch required
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 21:32:12 »
Salmo

Not sure if you are in the UK, Europe or USA ?

If in the UK AC Ace  & AC Ace Bristol wiring looms  (  when ordering please note both are available  for  RHD and LHD, they are different) available from Autosparks in Sandiacre. Nottinghamshire . UK
www.autosparks.co.uk
Sales@autosparks.co.uk


Over drive switches etc
Try
Holden Vintage & Classic.
www.holden.co.uk


Keith

 
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Re: Ace Bristol Wiring Loom and Overdrive Switch required
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 14:49:47 »
Thanks Keith,

I'm in the UK.

I'll get onto Autosparks re the loom.

I'd already checked with Holden and the O/D Switch which is out of stock.

Thanks again - Chris.

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Re: Ace Bristol Wiring Loom and Overdrive Switch required
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 17:54:50 »

Chris

A long shot I know, But you have nothing to lose ............
 O/D Spare Ltd   (Overdrive specialists, Parts & reconditioning.)
Worth a call Tel: 01788 540666....  Dave or Josh... ( 10 Arches Business Centre, Mill Road, Rigby, CV21 1QW )
email... odspares@aol.com

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Re: Ace Bristol Wiring Loom and Overdrive Switch required
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 23:44:18 »
Just be prepared to wait on Autosparks, I have 2 looms on order from back in September and no ETA yet...
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Re: Ace Bristol Wiring Loom and Overdrive Switch required
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2021, 18:56:10 »
Thanks Peter,

Strangely - Autosparks have not been able to take my order for the last two weeks as they have a “systems problem” and keep promising to ring me back but they don’t and give the same reply when I chase them up. Perhaps they are not taking orders as they’re behind with current orders.

If anyone has another suggestion for a wiring loom, please let me know?

Many thanks - Chris.

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Re: Ace Bristol Wiring Loom and Overdrive Switch required
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2021, 16:35:39 »
I bought some off the shelf electrical parts from Autosparks last year and they were struggling with Covid, but did great service considering.

I purchased some of their correct Lucas pattern grommets, which really finish the bulkhead with the correct period look, you don't want to have to use metric equivalents they look very different. ..and of course you'll need them at the point you install the loom, it's difficult to add them later.

However on the subject of renewing grommets on an existing loom without unthreading the whole loom; I was faced with this task last year. I cut the grommets on one side with a brand new razor blade having cleaned the protective oil off it. I had already tested 3 different glues on some metric grommets and asked my son to pull them apart in a blind test. To our surprise we found that super glue works the best, very well in fact and remains flexible. I think this is because there is such a thin film if the cut surfaces are flat and newly cut. So I glued the grommet back together over the loom, allowed it to dry whilst holding it together, then pushed it into the hole, rotating the 'join' out of sight.