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    Posted: 24 Mar. 2014 at 9:44pm
hello all,
I am trying to get opinions on which wiring harness mfr has the most correct wire gauges as I have read some may be undersized.
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Walcks is the best by far!
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What are we rewiring? 6 volt or 12? Want cloth or vinyl cover?
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Does walcks actually make there own? I think vintage wiring of Maine is pretty good and supplies some of the usual parts suppliers.

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I would second Vintage Wiring of Maine.
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I got mine from Carl Walck and have been very happy with it, but have heard nothing but good about vintage wiring of maine.
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I got mine from Walcks....I am not the brightest bulb in the box so it took me at least a week to figure it out...the directions are kinda vague(from my perspective) but I called Carl and Dan up both at least once and they talked me thru it..
 
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I would have to use all of them to make a good judgement but I used Wakcks and it was a nice correct harness and easy to use.  They also sell extra wire and fittings if you want to match it for a add on accessories and are fast shipping it to you.

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I too used Walcks harness and like MikeC mentioned at the time I had to turn the instructions upside down and sideways a few times to get the picture, but that's on me.  Also, like someone recently mentioned on another subject, using Walcks is like "keeping it in the family."  Have fun.
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My 02.  Always buy a six volt with turn signals even if you have twelve volt because the wire size is bigger and turn signals are a good option in todays world. 
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Originally posted by russnj russnj wrote:

Does walcks actually make there own? I think vintage wiring of Maine is pretty good and supplies some of the usual parts suppliers.


Walck's makes their own (or at least did). When I ordered mine, I wanted some custom changes to the harness, I called Carl, he had me talk to the guy who makes them so what I wanted wouldn't be lost in the process and I got it just as fast as any normal part order. He charged me and extra $10.00 and most of that was for the extra wire and connectors (for trailer wiring). Wink
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PM Mogger7 to find out if he is still making harnesses.
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Originally posted by scoutpilot scoutpilot wrote:

PM Mogger7 to find out if he is still making harnesses.

I bought one of these. He made it according to my accessories layout, used the head lamp plugs I sent from my '47, and included extra wire for unforeseen requirements. This is a really nicely made harness with original color fabric over plastic insulated wire. All parts are labeled and a good wiring diagram is included.

Cost was about 1/3 less than other choices. I am very happy with it.
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Hello all,
  Thanks for the many replies.  I will be wiring 6V which is why I am hunting the correct heavier gauge main power wires.  With 12V, I would be less worried about the gauge if it a little lighter than original, due to our good friend Ohm's Law.
  If I convert to 12 later then no worries either.

This site is great...soooo much reference info.  I know Willys Overland never expected this...
Hats off to them and to everyone who is help keeping these alive and kickin'.

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I believe (last I checked) Walck's makes their own and can customize if needed for things like heaters/turn signals.

Vintage Wiring of Maine makes a good harness and like Walck would customize.

The one I have came from MVSpares and I've been happy with it.

I would say all of those venders do a good job and provide a good product. You may want to check out the three of them and see which fits best with your time and budget.
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I used Carl Walcks on my 6 volt system.
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Originally posted by garage gnome garage gnome wrote:

Walcks is the best by far!

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