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 Posted: Dec 31, 2018 03:44PM
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That was one option too - however where I splice in new wire will likely not be the same color (only about about a foot of new per wire) - unless someone has small quantities of all these colors they are looking to get rid of 
All your wire and wiring supplies are available at britishwiring.com  They will sell you the correct color code and size by the meter/yard. 

As stated above by 6464, keep the original wire colors.  You will regret it later if you don't. 

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 Posted: Dec 31, 2018 02:10PM
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I agree.. at the very least.. do the top end of the engine.. I would spring for the new wiring harness.. as it is 30 years. old..   good luck with the rebuild.   post some photos..  when you get time.. happy new year. bc

 Posted: Dec 31, 2018 01:38PM
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That was one option too - however where I splice in new wire will likely not be the same color (only about about a foot of new per wire) - unless someone has small quantities of all these colors they are looking to get rid of or know of a source to procure them from? I have a spare rear harness I plan to salvage some of the colors from. I only need 10 feet per color at best.

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I have an 89 also.  Was automatic....now has an 1130 manual.

While it is out Why not go for a rebuild.  Sure, 55k miles (88k km) isn't a whole lot, but who knows if it had regular oil changes and how it was driven.

Anyway.... if not, replace fuel pump (mechanical?) , water pump, clutch etc., all things that are a bugger to do with then engine in situ.
Finding a 12g295 head for it would be a great upgrade.  Easy to do later with engine in also.

Clean up all wires and clean (paint?) engine bay.

 

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Solder And Heat Shrink Tubing for all wiring. Use resin core solder with flux. Keep The Same Color Coding.
There is also some nice nylon harness over braiding available in black made like Chinese finger torture tube. Comes in a few diameters, easy to slip over the existing harness, protects and looks good. No sticky tape needed or just at the ends

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Solder And Heat Shrink Tubing for all wiring. Use resin core solder with flux. Keep The Same Color Coding.

 Posted: Dec 31, 2018 09:32AM
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Happy New Year All,

Two questions:

1. The Mini is torn down and out for metal and paint. The engine is in my garage. What would folks recommend be done to the engine while it is out? Not sure I want a full rebuild. If OD is right it has 55k miles.  It ran great before tear down. Minor leaks - especially around  where transmission shift rod connected to engine. 

2. The wiring harness is overall in good shape. Except along its heads it was cut an dapliced back together at the bulkhead (so roughly 45ish wires). Some of the splices were failing. I’ve cut all the spices out and now need to reconnect. Thinking of going further back and using good auto connectors to repair. Has anyone done this? Recommendations on connectors?

Thanks for all info in advanced!