For the discriminating restoration, I'm experimenting with natural and white fiberglass sleeve to replicate the original nylon weave jacket found on early M5086/2 power cables. I use Techflex Tru-Fit due to the acrylic binder resisting contamination saturation. Tru-Fit natural is darker than the original nylon. Ultra-Flex is close, but is not acrylic treated. Once Tru-Fit white arrives, I'll see how well the laser burns wire labels. Stay tuned.
Generation 1 shield terminals used on Cessna voltage regulator harnesses posted in the gallery!
I'm working with a local printer to ink print and UV laser wire numbers and symbols as close to original as possible. Coming sometime in 2018.
Early model OEM 4 cylinder starter cables are 4 AWG. Starters prefer the increase current capacity of larger diameter 2 AWG cables installed on later models. All PPH premium labeled cable sets are made with 2 AWG cable for battery and starter.