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Getting ready to wire up the Fordillac...

...using linen wrapped wiring from Rhode Island Wire. My question is: What's a good source for a simple, generic diagram? I went thru the files here and didn't see a generic diagram (maybe my search skills are poor!), and also did quick Google without much help.

I feel a little dumb asking, 'cause it's going to be very simple. I'm using a one wire alternator, the engine is Cad 472, and I don't want want to have a situation where I wire it all pretty, and have the coil stay hot after it starts or some wierd thing like that. I'm using a simple, Tractor Supply ign. switch, push button starter switch, '51 Pontiac headlight switch and fuse block, floor dimmer, and an aftermarket old style column blinker switch. I shouldn't feel intimidated, but my last half dozen builds I've just used the entire harness from the donor mobile. I have the Cad's original alternator, but figured a new one wire would be simpler, and eliminate a separate regulator. It's also 1968 vintage...I'm using '37 Ford four gauge cluster with the ammeter too, and considered having it converted to voltmeter, but since it's all new stuff, I'm not worried about it (too much!).

Incidentally, R.I. is a great source for wire and supplies, I also have linen wrapped plug wire coming.

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.... What's a good source for a simple, generic diagram? I'm went thru the files here and didn't see a generic diagram ....
Someone just posted an American Autowire Hwy 15 wiring diagram on another thread in this forum:
new wire harness. installing killswitches now

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I'm using...'51 Pontiac headlight switch and fuse block, floor dimmer, and an aftermarket old style column blinker switch.....
If you could find a '51 Pontiac wiring diagram, it might tell you all you need to know. I looked, but I can't find one.....sorry.

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Incidentally, R.I. is a great source for wire and supplies, I also have linen wrapped plug wire coming.
They certainly are. They are my favorite source for cloth covered wiring.
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Thanks, I'll look again for that thread. The headlight sw. and so on I'm not worried about, and I feel sort of foolish not being confident enough in my wiring skills to wire up the rest, but I've known several guys who have wired up their projects, fired 'em up and had to unhook the battery to shut 'em off the first time . Trying to aviod that emabarrasment!

If I hadn't sold the (brand new) Rhode Island '51 Pontiac harness that came with my wagon project when I bought it, I'd have everything, all done! Just goes to show, I should never get rid of anything...
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That's what I needed! Can't believe I didn't see it, as HUGE as the pics are! I saved 'em to a file.

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