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08-04-2013 06:54 PM 1930u- Common ground post
Been away from the 30 for awhile but back at it today. Rolled the coupe out into the driveway and started working on the wiring again. I found a blank hole at the top of the bell housing that I will use as a common ground junction point. I attached a heavy gauge ground strap with a long 3/8” copper bolt to serve as a junction post. Before I bolted it to the stud I clamped the strap up in a vise and really put the squeeze on the attachment lugs.

Then I installed a junction post passing it through the firewall to serve as the common ground point. I picked a spot under the dash, to locate where the 5/16 post will attach to a aluminum electrical panel and tightened a nut on it. I will put all the grounds on there. The ground from the battery will also attach to same point at the bell housing.


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07-16-2013 08:51 PM 1930u A/C Controls and Tach
The dash continues to evolve. Here’s a couple shots of the A/C controls and the dash mounted tach…I love the tach. Keep in mind this is a late 60’s - 70’s theme build otherwise I would have molded in and made all components integral in the dash.

Today I made another list of general items that I need to finish the car…dimmer switch, indicator lamps for turn signals, battery box and I haven’t decided on the type of wire loom I will use just yet. I know in the mid 70’s auto makers started putting the wiring harnesses into the black corrugated plastic loom… I remember seeing it used on few hot rod builds.

I also tested all the wiring I’ve run so far to verify continuity from point to point. So far so good. Got to walk away from this thing for a week or two but she will run in August!


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07-14-2013 06:24 PM 1930u Fuse Block Mounting
I decided to mount the fuse block left of the steering column and under the dash. During the rough fab work I added about 4” to the dash board extending it towards the driver. I have plenty of room for wiring, A/C, clutch and master cylinder and most anything else I need.

I wanted the fuse block to be easily accessible. I had an old pad lock hasp in my scrap pile so I used it to hinge and mount the fuse block. Kind of a now you see it now you don’t installation.


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07-13-2013 09:20 PM 1930u dash work
I’m not feeling the best and my work today was a little half hearted but I did get a few things done. Today I drilled bolted the dash insert and gauges. This was something I had been putting off but its done now. The acorn nuts are stainless. The final work will include a chrome bead around the insert. Tomorrow I will drill the ignition switch mounting hole. Rolled it outside today too.


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07-12-2013 07:39 PM 1930u wiring
Today I started some of the wiring…basically I read the directions and placed a few wires. The one thing I will note is two extra wires off the fuse block. The pink is keyed and the red one is a hot battery feed. My thoughts are to add terminal strips for each wire so power can be accessed easily. Anything pulled from these wires will have to be fused individually. There is also a light blue wire fuseble link that gets crimped to the main power feed and then attaches to the starter battery terminal. So far so good.


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