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Old 09-14-2003, 01:36 PM
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'58 F-100 wiring

need to upgrade wiring in my '58 truck. Do not want to use original harness as I will be running a 302 w/ alternator and understand that it is to complicated to hook up without frying everything as I still have original light switch and ignition switch to deal with. I like what I read in lastest issue of Rod & Custom about EZ Wiring.
I know I'll have to change out ignition and light switch and alternator, but would I still have to use resistor and other original relays? Hope some you have "been there done that" and can guide me through this nightmare.

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Old 09-14-2003, 06:42 PM
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12 volt to six volt is not that bad, the wiring is plenty heavy enuf to cary the load(6-volt wiring is larger ga. than 12-volt) I just use a Volt-a-drop resistor to power the orig gauges, and replace the 6 volt bulbs with 12 volt. use a 12 volt solenoid and horn relay, use a one wire GM alternator or wire in a 12 volt Ford system.
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thanks, I'll start there. Should I use the older style voltage reg. or use new solid state type or does it matter? I rebuilt about 90% of this truck and have always stayed away from the wiring but I don't intend to be whipped by it. I'm sure i will run into some problems along the way. That's hotrodding!
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I personally like the GM units so I don't have to mess with regulators, but if pushed I probably go for the solid state.
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0kay, I'm pretty easy. If GM is better I'll go with that. I'm in territory that I'm real unfamiliar with at this point. I will probably start this project tomorrow and will keep you posted what's going on. I'm sure I will have some questions. Thanks again.
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Good luck with your wiring, 6pack! I just did my truck back in April, and it sure feels good knowing all the wiring is new and safe ... plus, it's great to have spare circuits to use for new stuff (like the AC I put in).

You can check out my wiring project Here

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Old 09-15-2003, 06:11 AM
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thanks, and nice job on your '54. like how clean and tight you made your wiring.
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Thanks, man. I spent 10 days doing that project ... 'course I love every minute doin' stuff on this truck ... but the wiring, the way I got it, was a real nightmare and deserved the attention I gave it -- there isn't a single wire anywhere that isn't in loom.


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The GM internal regulator altenators are cake to hook up.
Theres a two wire plug on top and a lug on the back.Run the redwire from the plug to the lug then run a large wire from the lug to either a main feed wire or direct to the positive on the battery.The other wire(small brown one)on the plug goes to the voltage idiot light.
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Thanks 78. The simpler the better. That's what hotrodding is all about.
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