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Re: [oletrucks] wiring

To: Markegates@aol.com, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] wiring
From: Jim Nordwall <jimnordwall@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 20:45:36 -0800 (PST)
Using only two fuses is ridiculous. I have installed
fuses for radio, heater, turn signals, lighter,
electric choke, horn, interior lights, wiper motor,
and backup lights. I used circiut breakers for the
headlights and the ignition circuit. I used a fuseable
link in the wiring to the alternator.  The fuses are
sized close to what they feed so that if something
goes wrong, the small fuse protecting that branch will
fail and leave everything else functional. It also
makes troubleshooting much easier when something
fails. I've seen too many burned vehicles from
inadequate or bypassed fusing. Fuses are a cheap way
to protect my truck.

Jim Nordwall
1950 3100

--- Markegates@aol.com wrote:
> 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 fuse 
> box when rewiring or used in-line fuses.  I would
> hate to drive down the road 
> at night and have my heater blow out my headlight
> fuse.
> Mark Gates
> 57 3100
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built
> between 1941 and 1959

Jim Nordwall


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