Category: 53-79 F-Series Electronics & Audio

Old Trucks: Using Relays to Control High Amperage Circuits

USING RELAYS TO CONTROL HIGH AMPERAGE CIRCUITS By John Niolon     One of the things we have to contend with when restoring or rodding these old trucks is the wiring (or lack thereof). How many of us have looked under the hood or dash board to find a mess that can only be compared to a […] More »

  Comments | By - June 27, 2009

CB Radio Install On Older F-150s

By: Rick Sauer OVERHEAD CB RADIO INSTALLATION This article is for those of you who have a manual transmission F150 and cannot mount a large CB in the ashtray area. Or are just looking for somewhere different to mount your radio.     First size up area by holding radio with holding bracket to the […] More »

  Comments | By - April 19, 2006

Repair Broken Or Missing Horn Contacts On 1970’s Ford F-Series Trucks

By Aric Waldron I started out with a horn button missing all electrical parts. The previous owner had removed the internals, presumably because they didn’t work, and replaced them with a dash mounted button. Since my horns worked I knew the relay was fine, so I decided to make my own contacts rather than pay […] More »

  Comments | By - April 10, 2006

1967 – 1972 F-Series Ammeters

I have read with interest most of the comments in the forums about ammeters for Fords as I had to rewire my 78 F250 completely. So I started with taking out all the wiring carefully ie. Take the plugs apart not just cutting the wires Took the dash out and checked all the gauges actually […] More »

  Comments | By - October 19, 2005

1973-1979 Ammeter Diagnostics

By Jim Barbera I’ve seen a lot of late ’70s Ford trucks with a non working ammeter.  I sure wish mine was working when I broke a alternator brush wire out in the middle of nowhere and had the truck quit just after crossing a creek.  I was able to fix the alternator and get […] More »

  Comments | By - August 3, 2004

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