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Hey guys,

I'm finally getting back to work on my overhaul/rebuild of my Mk 3.1 and I am trying to finish up the ABS install. I have the unit mounted and all the ABS sensors and hardlines installed and intial routing up to the module on the front passenger corner of the engine bay where the 3 inch tubes meet by the crossmember. I have 3 brake hardlines that run together between the ABS module along the crossmember over to the front left wheel and the master cylinder. I am looking for a nice clip to hold the 3 lines in place, but haven't found anything in my searching. The lines are 3/16 and I'm trying to keep them as close together as I can. The best thing I have found so far is a plastic clip on eBay that comes from Latvia.

Also, I need to cut and shorten the wheel speed sensor wires from both front wheels. The stock length wiring harness would require me to loop them and I really don't want to do that. Does anyone have a trick to strip the rubber protective "casing" without stripping the insulation off the wires? I've tried lots of different methods and had minimal success. I'm hoping someone out there has a trick that makes this a whole lot easier and repeatable. I'm replacing the stock connector with a nice WeatherPak style to ensure a good connection. Here's a photo of the cut wires and rubber protective cover with one of the wires stripped in the process...

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Thanks,
Shack
 

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When I did my ABS wires, I used an X-acto blade knife to carefully cut the rubber coating off the cable. Then stripped the two wire conductors with a wire stripper.
Thanks Greg - I had some success with doing it that way, but I was hoping someone found a creative way that was less likely to nick the insulation on the conductor wires.
 

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Well, all I needed was a fresh razor blade and they were MUCH easier to trim...rookie mistake!
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Now it's on to finishing up the hard lines and dash wiring...
 
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