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Re: [oletrucks] wiring

To: <Markegates@aol.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] wiring
From: "Steve Hanberg" <steve@OldSub.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 06:47:49 -0800
Is this a hot rod wiring kit, or an original type wiring kit.  I don't know
about the TF trucks, but many AD trucks only had two fuses in the entire
system.  Modern headlight switches have circuit breakers, its only the old
ones that have fuses.

I'm unsure what you mean by 'fused alternator'.  A '57 came stock with a
generator, so that suggests you are not using an original type wiring
harness.  The fuse in the generator (alternator) circuit would then protect
the entire system....

Properly wired, the circuit your heater is on should have little impact on
the headlamp circuit, unless somehow your heater kills the entire wiring

Most wiring harnesses are sold either as duplicate of original, or as a X
circuit custom harness.  Did you buy an original type when you really wanted
a custom harness?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Markegates@aol.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:01 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] wiring

I am wiring up my 57 3100 with a new wiring harness.  I find it funny that
the kit (popular kit sold in many catalogs) doesn't want me to use any fuses
except for the fuse in the headlight switch and the fused alternator.  Does
anyone out there have an opinion about the lack of fuses.  Has anyone used a
box when rewiring or used in-line fuses.  I would hate to drive down the
at night and have my heater blow out my headlight fuse.

Mark Gates
57 3100
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