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Best Answer mk1leg , 01 November 2019 - 09:11 PM

make your own loom its not difficult using a 6RA Relay

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first find a suitable mount place and fix relay then run cables from relay along to front grille 1 earth(black) 1 power (red) If running spots and fogs then run another colour allow 500mm extra for cockups....lol you will also need a feed either from fuse box or a direct wire from control box this needs to be a substantial size as it the main power to relay, then run a wire from a switch or dip/main switch inside cockpit through a grommet to the relay see diagram 

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once you are happy with wires start from relay and apply tape just to hold wires together allowing for where wires shoot off to switches and feeds once this is done use proper loom tape and start taping one part at a time

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#1 retepknarf

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 02:54 PM

I am new to this forum so hope in the correct section ? I am rebuilding a 1965 Radford and would like photos/advice on how the spot lights were wired assume by radford ,ie was a loom fitted or just loose wires , were relays fitted ? anyone with a Radford any photos would be appreciated 

 

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:40 PM

There are a few Radford owners and experts on the Mk1 Forum:-

http://mk1-forum.net...289b20dc7046a13

 

Long running Mk1 forum thread on Radford Minis here:-

http://mk1-forum.net...php?f=5&t=12027

 

Also the Coach Built Mini Register will be very interested in hearing about your car and helping with its restoration.

Registrar: Steve Burkinshaw:-

https://www.minicoop...-mini-register/


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Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:11 PM   Best Answer

make your own loom its not difficult using a 6RA Relay

myresto51.jpg

first find a suitable mount place and fix relay then run cables from relay along to front grille 1 earth(black) 1 power (red) If running spots and fogs then run another colour allow 500mm extra for cockups....lol you will also need a feed either from fuse box or a direct wire from control box this needs to be a substantial size as it the main power to relay, then run a wire from a switch or dip/main switch inside cockpit through a grommet to the relay see diagram 

for%20relay%20dia.png

once you are happy with wires start from relay and apply tape just to hold wires together allowing for where wires shoot off to switches and feeds once this is done use proper loom tape and start taping one part at a time



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Posted 22 February 2020 - 11:39 AM

Sorry retepknarf, I've just seen this post.

 

My 1963 Radford just seems to have extra wires added. In the 70s the lamps were replaced (by W&P) I think, so there's a complete jumble of different sizes & ages of wires.

 

https://i1126.photob...zpso7xdqvoq.jpg

 

The ones installed by Radford (I assume - maybe someone else can verify?) are braided cotton bound. I'll try to get a picture if you're interested.

 

Spotlamp runs from main full beam circuit & Fog from a switch on lower right dash rail (on the "Motorway" type dashboard - not checked if there's extra relays, or even a connection for the fog directly from fuse box or lighting circuit.

 

by the way - I love the detailing on your engine bay mk1leg - what paint did you use for the master cylinders / relays?

 

One day I intend to bind the wires with a fabric loom tape but there's a heap of jobs to do first......

 

Good luck!

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