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Old 10th July 2014, 20:20
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Been looking around the net for a wiring harness kit and came across a few options one being Langy's which on the face of it looks to be good value with circuit board pre wired, then there's Car Builds Solutions who sell the wiring module but you have to then buy the cable.

Any advice from those that have experience with either of these or another system suitable for the kit car build.

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Fitted a Langys to mine and it was excellent value and quality.

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Old 10th July 2014, 20:29
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Watching this with interest, my Sammios wiring is very dodgy
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Hi Viatron

I am looking at the 20 circuit Langy's, which kit did you go for?
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It was the 9+3? bear in mind it has wiring for heater and wipers both or 1 of which you wont need for a start. The fitting is covered in my build thread starting towards the end here:

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ngys#post49615

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Old 10th July 2014, 20:59
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I thought about the 9+3 but for another 20 you get a few more circuits.
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yep no arguments but I decided that 12 was enough, as it turned out I was 1 short as I forgot the overdrive! DOH!

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I'd looked at some of those wiring options when i was doing my Sammio, but what i found when i got stuck into the wiring was that after you strip out the unnecessary circuits from the Triumph loom then what is left is incredibly simple and quite easy to follow as long as you have the Haynes wiring diagram to hand!

I just ended up buying cable reels and sorting out bad ones by hand and i plan to do that again on the Miglia.

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Hi Guy's
I am just starting to fit a Langy's wiring kit into sammio '66' and have hit a small snag with the rear brake lights. The wiring diagram is for American cars, and there is no separate brake light wire running to the rear as we are used to in the UK. There is a 3rd brake light wire, I just wondered if others have split this to power the two regular brake lights? Any advice from somebody who has already fitted one of these kits to a UK car would be greatly appreciated - wiring is not my strong point!

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Yep exactly what I have done on my Ribble using the Langys 9+3 loom
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Old 13th July 2014, 18:45
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Thanks for the advice.

Just placed an order for the Langys 20 circuit loom so looking forward to fitting it in the near future.
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Old 14th July 2014, 11:35
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Swifty:
I don't think you will regret your decision. We have purchased the 9+3 Langy's kit since '66' has no overdrive or heater. Simples! It is a clever piece of kit with every wire being printed with its function (i.e. front right headlamp) every foot or so as well as being colour coded. Our old loom was 55 years old and looked every day of it.

Viatron:
Thanks very much for the feedback, good to know someone else has come to the same conclusion. I think matters could get more interesting when we start wiring up the column area, there seem to be quite a number of wires associated with the brake system.

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