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What won't I need?

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I've removed most of the ice from the 1985 VW Cabriolet. Here's a link to what the engine compartment looks like http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tSGKlkV0Z_bl3in6thg9og?feat=directlink

I would appreciate any suggestions as to wiring I will not need. Thanks.
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My general rule of thumb is to keep everything until you know you won't need it.
Even short bits of local loom should be kept just so that you have the connectors on the end for reuse if needed.
 

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My general rule of thumb is to keep everything until you know you won't need it.
Even short bits of local loom should be kept just so that you have the connectors on the end for reuse if needed.
A nice thought. Unfortunately for me, when the bloke removed the engine from the Porsche 911 I bought as a glider, he just cut off every wiring harness rather than uncoupling them. So, I'm starting a bit from scratch on figuring out which bits are important. I do have the shop manuals, so that will help...
 

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It is really annoying when people do that. It may be that the vendor took the ICE out to use elsewhere and wanted the plugs attached to make that conversion easier.

In a similar way it annoys me when someone removes a part from a vehicle and throws away every nut and bolt as they go, even ones that didn't need to be removed. I then end up with a part that has some obscure bolt sizes and types that I don't know about it needing, and then can't replace cheaply.
 
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