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Wiring Series C Comet Rapide


Andrew Lawton

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Hello I'm new to the Vincent scene.
I am currently looking after two Vincent series C comet and rapide.
The wiring on these bikes need a good looking at if not rewire. Just a quick question would these bike have been wired with the cotton breaded wiring?
Any help will be much appreciated.
 

davidd

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The Series C Comet and Rapide would use a Miller wiring harness. Both bikes would use the same item. The Club shop should have a replacement harness that will do the job.

If you want a replica of the original Miller I had Rhode Island Wiring do a copy of an unused original Miller wiring harness. It is as close as they could get to the original. The miller does not use a woven loom, but a rubber sleeve.

They also make a Series D wiring harness, which is a Lucas item. It has a woven loom and this is duplicated on the Rhode Island Series D harness.


See Foreign Vehicles under Vincent.

David
 

Andrew Lawton

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David that is a great help. We are not after the 100% genuine look just make it look period and looking nice. Ill have look in the club shop and purchase one. Many thanks again.
 

Sakura

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Andy buy yourself some different sized black "Heat shrink" to use around crimp terminals if you use them, this will hide the bright colours of them which looks unsightly on our old bikes, one of my pet hates........Cheers......Greg.
On my last restoration, the last SOS ever built, I covered all the thin silicone wiring with matt black heat shrink. It looks very much like rubber covered wiring.
 

A_HRD

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All good stuff, but can a moderator move the thread to the post-war tech advice section please...
Peter B
 

Andrew Lawton

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Thank you for all your help, wiring loom will be ordered and heat shrink to cover up the connections.
Ill delete this thread A-HRD sorry for putting it in the wrong thread.

Many Thanks again people
 

Albervin

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Thank you for all your help, wiring loom will be ordered and heat shrink to cover up the connections.
Ill delete this thread A-HRD sorry for putting it in the wrong thread.

Many Thanks again people
Andrew, one problem we have today is the modernisation of our bikes. Whether it is a modern regulator or non original switches . I know this may be heresy but over here in Australia we do what we can do. I had an electrician with over 20 years of Vincent experience re-wire my Rapide last year. He used heat shrink, solder and modern connectors plus fuses (!!). All very tidy with no sign of cable ties or coloured wires. I can still remove the UFM and RFM as per original but the quality is undeniable. All my electrics work better than in the last twenty years. Total cost for wires and labour was $250 or £120. Very happy.
 

A_HRD

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Thank you for all your help, wiring loom will be ordered and heat shrink to cover up the connections.
Ill delete this thread A-HRD sorry for putting it in the wrong thread.
No need to apologise Andrew- nor to try and remove the thread. Each section has one or two volunteer 'moderators' (thanks guys) who keep things tidy and under control...
You'll note that this thread is now in the post-war section already. :)
Peter B
 

Andrew Lawton

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Iv come from restoring Rolls Royce's and we used modern wiring wit the cotton covering. It was the best of both worlds really. We are not restoring this to show conditions but would be nice to keep it period.
Thanks for moving the thread also
 

BigEd

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Iv come from restoring Rolls Royce's and we used modern wiring wit the cotton covering. It was the best of both worlds really. We are not restoring this to show conditions but would be nice to keep it period.
Thanks for moving the thread also
No problem. Roll Royce, another legendary form of transport.:cool:
 

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