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Re: [oletrucks] Wiring Harness Experiences

To: "Terry Beynon" <tbeynon@dsl.telocity.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Wiring Harness Experiences
From: New Mexico Jim <ADvent@thuntek.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 18:57:44 -0600
No problems on the signals. 104? Wow, this morning was flannel shirt weather.
Its been in the 40's at night already. At 10:30 a.m. it was a tad over 60.

Billy Gibson wrote:

>  Hey Jim
> I bought the same Harness and I had a concern about the direction Lights
> were there any problems there??? Sorry about the - and + thing I hope I
> don't
> do the same thing. I will most likely Install this Winter 104 F here today
> hot,
> that make's my wire's smokeHeHeHe
> HooT58
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: New Mexico Jim <ADvent@thuntek.net>
> Cc: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 8:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Wiring Harness Experiences
>
> > I have used Chevy Duty's 99 dollar harness's. Some of the wires could
> stand to
> > be a tad longer. I just smoked one by getting anxious to to fire the truck
> up. I
> > had one wire that grounded out and it true. Wire does have smoke in it. I
> let it
> > ALL out. I have another new harness coming in a few days. Do I get the
> "stupid"
> > award for the month? Maybe we can share some things that were stupid in
> the past
> > . Somebody might learn something and save a disaster.
> > Anyhow, If your wiring and electric skills are not strong, I would like to
> > suggest to lay out the harness on your professional work surface like a
> bed and
> > wire the gauges and ignition switch while you are upright. Standing on
> your head
> > with a leg out each door does not make for easy wiring. You could even
> leave the
> > gauges wired up and try to feel the other wire through the firewall. The
> wires
> > for the ignition switch on the AD trucks is very close to the lower lip of
> the
> > dash. If you have something other than a stock switch in place, be doubly
> sure
> > the none of the contacts are not grounded out.
> >     BTW, get a can of white spray paint and paint the underside of the
> dash with
> > the paint. It makes wiring a kazillion times easier. You can see a lot of
> the
> > times without a flashlight.  Has anyone else had a hard time getting the
> > instrument panel lamp sockets to clip in?
> >
> > Mikerross@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > > Tibbers I used the wiring harness from Chevy Duty.  I was very pleased
> with
> > > the quality of the harness and connecters, etc.  Not being electrically
> > > inclined I found the instructions a bit weak.  When I called their tech
> > > hotline they weren't very much help.
> > >
> > > Overall I found the electrical part of my restoration the most difficult
> and
> > > frustrating.  You are doing the right thing by researching who has the
> best
> > > and easiest to install.
> > >
> > > Good luck.
> > >
> > > Miek
> > > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> >
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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