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Old 03-09-2011, 06:28 PM
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Default re re rewiring my rat friday

i hope i get it right this time, bought new wire and have a good friend coming over to help, maybe the third time is the charm. glad i found this rag, i read a bunch of old threads and found great advice in most of them.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:27 PM
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So what has been the problem before?
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:38 PM
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You can always though us some pics we'll be glad to help.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:11 PM
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Default Rewiring...

Yeah, not looking forward to rewiring my 50 Stude pickup

Previous owner did all the electrics 17 years ago when he built it, oooold school with junction blocks all over the place.

Wana yank it all out and replace it with something from Painless or EZ Wiring. I would rather drive it than work on it unless its to install a HEMI but THAT ain't guna happen.

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Old 05-05-2011, 11:33 PM
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Lightbulb had both

l have used the E-Z wiring harness and the painless.

l like the painless one l got 'cause it has the switches and a keyed ingintion included and most of the ends already on or, you can order without switches or ends.

the E-Z harnes company has everything, switches and ends you can order, these parts extra $$ , and not attached, or you can provide youre own wire ends and switches from the local parts store.

both are 'bout the same to install.

the price has went up since l bought mine a couple years ago, so l have no idea on prices.

hope this helps

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Old 05-06-2011, 05:51 AM
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Default Wiring

Thanx for the info.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:25 AM
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I prefer Rebel Wire kits. Heavier gauge wire with bigger lettering on the wires. They also answer their phones and freely give advice and help. My .02!

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Old 05-07-2011, 04:29 PM
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This is one thing I actually love to do!! I have wired (from scratch) 3 different hot rods, 2 motorcycles and 2 4x4 trucks! Wireing can be a bit tricky but as long as you use the right gauge wires and make good grounds you should be fine.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:27 AM
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Question So is there a chart or something

Does anyone have a link or a chart that shows the correct gauges
to use?

I bought my rat and quickly found out that only a few of the switches do what they are supposed to. Nothing is labled.
The switch I was told was the fuel pump does who knows what,
I have a cam operated fuel pump. Also found out I was running with
no tail lights, that was another mystery switch that I have since located.
One switch I was told to turn on wasn't even wired to anything, I guess it just looked good hanging there.

Can you tell I am new to this game?
Please teach this old dog some new tricks.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:40 PM
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Rule of thumb,and consider length of wire run,(longer the run bigger the wire)

park,tail and marker lights and (low loads)=14-16 ga. 10 amps

small motors, wipers, headlights, (med load)=12-14ga.15-20 amps

large motors,cooling fans,alt(heavy load)=10 ga.30 amps

If in doubt use the next bigger wire, the only draw back to to using to big a wire is the cost and workablity of it.
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