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03-30-2012 01:53 PM new wires for the hot rod 39
I wired my car with a roll of number 12 multiple strand hook up wire and a seven dollar six circuit fuse center...The fuse center cost me seven dollars. I can't remember how much the spool of 12 was, but not much!

When I got done wiring all the stuff in the car, it turned out I had created a really huge rats nest of wires up under the dash. And I was figuring to add some more wires for Air conditioning and maybe remote trunk or electric windows or so on and so on.

So I spent a ton of bucks on a "Kit" of stuff to re-wire the whole car. During the process, I video'd what I did, put the vids on Youtube. To see them go

http://www.youtube.com/user/rwruther?ob=0

And look for "Rewire job, step one"...then watch all the videos till "Rewire job, step eight".

If you are planing to re-wire your hot rod, the kit's offered by Centech are quality parts...but the instructions will leave you scratching your head a bit. There are a lot of parts, and my "kit" instructions contained lots of different instructions instructing various ways of hooking up various sections of various parts...and no example "whole car" electrical diagram.



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11-07-2011 02:02 PM Magic heater door
My magic heater door quit working today. So I took the assembly off the heater and fixed it. A screw had fallen off....the screw that held the motor actuator arm to the door actuator arm (?).... Anyhow, for thems of youse who would like to have an electrical heater door...here is a video describing some a the parts yer gonna wanna get maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqY1gS7gQj8

PS Note; The motor is a dc motor where by reversing the motor can be done by switching the two wires that power it. Think of electrical current going in one wire and out the other. Diodes only let current go in one direction. Limit switches "limit" physical movement by opening an electric circuit. Once the circuit is "open" it can be sort of jumpered shut for a revers direction of current by using a diode to steer the current over or around the switch contacts. Cool a? yup yup yup.


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11-06-2011 10:12 AM plugging up holes
Found a cheapo way to plug up the holes in the firewall...

http://www.youtube.com/user/rwruther#p/a/u/0/FYHy_VTOWfw

...got a bunch of stuff to do to it this winter...but been just enjoying riding in it (for a change) this summer!


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08-29-2011 02:20 PM pitman arm moves under power
http://www.youtube.com/user/rwruther#p/a/u/0/CsZxgLeygX8

Just a video of the movement of the Pittman arm via the power steering box. (which see under and to the right of the spark plug wire shown)

I advise everybody to put power steering into their hot rod. It only takes you six to eight months and it's lots of fun! ... when yer done!

R

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08-29-2011 12:38 PM video link
http://www.youtube.com/user/rwruther?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/4SBXdnqh5i0

hope the above link works. Me steering 39 Pontiac with "new" power steering. woo hoo! Finally done!

...so, now what? guess I will work on air conditioning?

Oh, for thems of yous who have a 56 Cadillac power steering box; That screw at the end of the Pittman shaft that looks like it just makes end play go way....it also makes the slop betwixt the rack gear and the Pittman shaft gear go away too. That reduces to zero the slop in yer steering. WOO HOO! What a great power steering box! Works like a champ, now even better!

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