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Just wondering witch books you guys feel may be helpful when I start to lay out the wiring for my Rambler project. I've done my share of adding wiring and hardware but not a complete car. I have a an American Autowire highway 22 series kit but this car is going to have a bunch of electrical and electronic hardware, Electric fans, water pump, Two fuel pumps, Electronic injection with aftermarket fuel managment system. alcohol/water injection, Electronic wastegate controller, digital air managment system for air ride suspension air bag compressor, power windows, Air conditioning, stereo system,,etc...etc. I'm not sure the stock 100 amp alternator on this LT1 motor will be enough. I'm at a point in the build where I should be figuring out where all this stuff is going to go and what hardware I'll need to wire it all in, like relays and extra wire and what gauge to use..etc. I wan't to make sure it's safe and functional. Thanks.


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Here's one

I hear this is one of the best by a guy I have met and heard nothing but good things about. While this price is excessive, there's a used on on E-bay right now.

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Doc here,

Not knowing your previous Background with Electrical/Electronics..(and EVEN if you have some..)

A Good place to Start AND refer to as you go through Automotive wiring, Is a GOOD Textbook from the local CC College on BASIC AC/DC Theory..

This will Give you a WELL rounded background on how it works..and how to make it work the way you want it to properly.

Worth the investment.

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58Apache, Thanks for the link, I haven't seen that book. Looks like it might be worth the price, it could likely save me more than $50 worth of headaches.

Doc, I've had enough exposure to not consider myself a novice when it comes to auto electrical/electronics but I'm no expert either. As I get further along and have specific questions I'd appreciate your input and expertise.

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I think the one by Steve Watson of Watson wire works is very good and easy to understand . I bought one once that was like cartoon drawings and they showed a Ford starter solenoid reversed and didn't mention that they are directional.
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