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wiring article for your critique

here's a article I did as I wired my truck. I'd appreciate you guys critiquing it and give me a heads up on additions, changes, omissions, and anything else you might find distracting or useful

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https://jniolon.classicpickup.com/wiring/wiring.htm
 
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Nice article! As always.

It may not be a step-by-step, but close enough. A lot of food for thought there.

I just skimmed through it while waiting for some paint to dry. This wonít be my first wiring rodeo, but there are a lot of little details I will
be copying for sure. My EZwire 12/mini kit will be here today, according to UPS tracking.

Mine is near original, equipment wise. Iím glad I donít have to deal with all those relays.
 
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... waiting for some paint to dry.
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Well John, you certainly don't do anything half fast; a lot of usefull information that should save others some heart ache.

I agree with the above critique, reading your article is preferred to watching paint dry. High praise indeed ! lol

I must say, sheepishly being an electrician that your wiring has me second quessing my install I used the donor harness and over time weeded out the wires going to components I eliminated . In hindsight I wish I had chosen a lower location for my fuse panel, and routed the main harness lower down throught the firewall.

The tip about using a small gas torch over solder gun is a good tip. I had a lot of splicing to do in the harness, based on my choices for mounting components and relays.

Yours is definitely a show quality truck, and going to be a head turner.
 
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I've mentioned this before. There is a great site to learn all about about automotive electrical, for free - autoshop101.com. Professional automotive instructor takes you all the way from theory to practice.
 
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thanks for the link Beav.... bookmarked it for later

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jniolon,
John, you mentioned in the article that you were looking for a horn. If you want an old Cadillac sounding horn try these four note horns from ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CADILLAC-DE...KJk2:rk:1:pf:0

I bought a set and they just shipped so I have not yet received them. I wanted a good sounding horn rather than the tinny, modern horns you can buy anywhere. The seller tells me you need to fuse them at 20 or 25 amps and you need to use a relay which he will supply. They are used and reconditioned. I will give you an update once I receive them and test them.

The article is your typical first class work. More tips and electrical help are available in the Ron Francis Wiring catalog as well.

Philip
 
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hey Phillip

that's what I'm leaning toward... train horns and all that's involved is just too much... and I don't have the room for them. I've been watching the Caddy horns on ebay... after Christmas !!!!!

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Bookmarked your page for further reference.

Thank you very much for going through this for the rest of us to follow your path.

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John, I wire industrial machinery for a living. On any given project I can run over a thousand wires and I do my best to make everything nice and neat. You did an awesome job. I've rewired my truck from scratch, I have thousands of feet of wire of almost any color and size. My trucks don't look that good but I try to make them look as close to stock as possible and they weren't wired as pretty as yours.

Always look forward to your write ups.
 
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thanks for the high praise Bob. I've tried to follow some of the wiring on industrial equipment and it's difficult if not impossible without diagrams and wizardry... some mighty talented folks do that kind of work

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Hi John, I might add a section for accessories like rear view cameras, etc. You could easily add the cables/wiring at this stage....
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I have done a lot of marine wiring up to 4160 kV, pulled miles of armored tray cable through bulkheads and wireways. I like to use tray cable wherever I can, it's a real time saver and looks great too. Sorry, I can't find anything wrong with your article. Nice work, you should but it in paperback.
 
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thanks for the high praise Bob. I've tried to follow some of the wiring on industrial equipment and it's difficult if not impossible without diagrams and wizardry... some mighty talented folks do that kind of work

j
Even more fun when a piece of equipment has been in service for a while and components have been added with no documentation.😨
 
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here's a article I did as I wired my truck. I'd appreciate you guys critiquing it and give me a heads up on additions, changes, omissions, and anything else you might find distracting or useful

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https://jniolon.classicpickup.com/wiring/wiring.htm
REALLY NICE JOB on every aspect of your restoration!

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