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Old 12-06-2019, 02:09 PM   #1
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I am trying to confirm the wire gauge for a 1930 model a ford
the harness on my veh has been replaced with incorrect wire

I assume the charging system would be 10 gauge and 12 gauge and the lights horn ignition would be 12 to 14 gauge

would that be correct

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Old 12-06-2019, 09:55 PM   #2
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Not that heavy for the wire.
Bratton's might list the gauge on the wiring picture in their parts catalog.
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Sacramento vintage ford sells 10,12, and 14 gauge wire. The also make the wire most vendors sell. I would call them and ask.
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I am trying to confirm the wire gauge for a 1930 model a ford
the harness on my veh has been replaced with incorrect wire

I assume the charging system would be 10 gauge and 12 gauge and the lights horn ignition would be 12 to 14 gauge

would that be correct

thanks Gerry
Per RG's...

"All lamp wiring harnesses used 16-gauge wire" (Except Early 1928 vehicles...Read the RG's);

"The wires from the terminal box to the generator cutout and to the battery connection on the starter switch were larger 12-gauge wire".

"The wire from the ignition switch to the coil (red wire) was 16-gauge until October 1928 when it was changed 12-gauge. The black wire from the coil to the terminal box was 16-gauge throughout production".

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Old 12-07-2019, 01:50 AM   #5
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If I was faced with the problem I would install a new wiring harness from a good supplier. Use search for recommendations. Been there, done that.

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for all the great info will apply
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Nothing like being "showered" with "Thank You's".

As Charlie says...Just get a new wiring harness and be done with it...install it and off you go!

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