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Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/17/18 12:18 p.m.

Go all new. Yes, its a big job, but really only the seats, console and dash need to comeapart. I rewirecomplete cars often.

wawazat
wawazat Reader
12/17/18 12:24 p.m.

I agree with Michael on the FiTech route. Get it up and running w/o toning control then turn in that capability. I use a 6AL with MSD fizzy now with my FiTech. Timing control is this summers project. 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
12/17/18 5:43 p.m.

I happen to have a factory 1966 Ford wiring diagram manual...it's pretty detailed, with schematics and illustrations showing how the harnesses are routed through the vehicle, etc.  It won't show any modifications you need to make for fuel injection control, of course, but it does show all the original stuff.  I can scan them and send copies if you're interested.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
12/17/18 9:48 p.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

I still have them from you! Sitting with the car in the glove compartment!

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
12/17/18 11:08 p.m.
Norma66 said:

In reply to stuart in mn :

I still have them from you! Sitting with the car in the glove compartment!

That's right...I forgot I already sent you copies.  smiley  Old age is setting in.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
12/18/18 7:53 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Mike do you have a book you learned from? I have done basic wiring but don’t know that a full rewire is within my skill set

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
12/18/18 9:05 a.m.

In reply to Norma66 :

This is one of those jobs that is more intimidating than dificult.

First choice is if you want to use a repro-original harness or a Hot-Rod harness. Having done both with Brit cars, my thoughts are that the only reason to do a repro-original harness is because "restoration" and "original matters". Repro harness looks intimidating when all coiled up. Once you start laying it out it kind of locates itself and connectors tend to end up pretty close to what they are meant to power.

 

The Hot Rod harnesses cost a fraction of the repro stuff and tend to have improvements such as relays for things such as headlights so you can actually see at night and not burn out the switches. They also tend ot have extra circuits for accessories so you don't have to scotchlock all your toys in to the harness later on. They take easy to the next level in that the function of the wire is actually printed in English along the entire length of the wire. Layout and routing is not as self explanatory, but you can emulate the factory layout if you know it.

If you eve do rewire a car, when you first go to reconnect the positive terminal, put a 7-10 amp fuse in line with the cable and the battery post. If it blows it wont cause any damage, but you have a short somewhere that needs to be sorted. Or the lights are on.

 

Pete

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
12/18/18 9:25 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME : thanks Pete. If I do it Ron Francis has a pretty complete setup for my car. Just hate the thought of dropping the dash. Probably just need to bite the bullet and do the damn thing right.

https://www.ronfrancis.com/prodinfo.asp?number=WR%2D75

 

 

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
12/31/18 11:10 a.m.

devil

 

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
12/31/18 11:12 a.m.

In reply to Norma66 :

Very Nice!

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
1/26/19 7:54 p.m.

Well there’s been a bit of lack of progress on Norma.

1. Wrecked the Wife’s winter car (insert Red Forman dumbass meme)

2. Been out of the country getting married

Work now starts again in earnest.

big thing that needs to happen this week is rearend install.

Then rear brakes need ordered and pushrods need ordered. 

Need to drop column and figure out some wiring stuff.

Time to get moving. 

Springs coming

Bill Mesker
Bill Mesker Reader
1/26/19 8:34 p.m.

As long as you're ok that's all that matters. I know it's been said a million times over but car's can be replaced, people can't.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
1/27/19 5:48 p.m.

Went to go work on the Galaxie today and my daily driver wouldn’t start. Poop. It was a high of 5 today here. Oh well to the parts store we got.

one battery later back in business. 

Hopefully get some good updates this week.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
2/2/19 8:57 p.m.

So the cars been crawling. But did make some solid progress today on replacing the old bridge on my father and laws property. Took 10 guys a winch, a skid loader and a lot of hillbilly engineering.

Lucky the ice held. Each beam bolted together for the span weighs 4400 pounds. 

 

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
2/13/19 8:15 p.m.

Time to electrify this build!

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