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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by badlefihand, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. badlefihand
    Joined: Apr 20, 2007
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    AGGGGGh,Ever see such a mess? Enough to drive a guy nuts.Venting a bit.
     

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  2. 51 MERC-CT
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    How did you get a picture of my wiring?:D
     
  3. HotRod_Joe
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 252

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    Rip it all out and start from scratch. Or, get one of those pre-made wiring harnesses. This time, however, plan your routing and do it up real clean like. Good luck! :D
     
  4. zman
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    That can be cleaned up, looks like someone put a harness in there, I can see what looks like a decent fuse box. A little patience and you can have that cleaned up pretty easy.
     

  5. Fitysix
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    from Md.

    Ditto on what Zman said. Little time and patience and you can clean that right up.
    Fitysix
     
  6. Mine looks the same way haha, just rip it out thats what I'm gonna do. Keep all your leads going out to lights and such and just re-do the rest.
    -Dean
     
  7. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
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    Looks better than mine. My wiring is a combination of the old O.E wiring and alot of other wiring someone spliced in. I going to rip it all out and start over before i have a fire.
     
  8. badlefihand
    Joined: Apr 20, 2007
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    Got it under control after a couple of days searching the HAMB and other sites,found painless site and it cleared up most questions.For the average guy who is not an auto electrican starting wire project can send a guy in the house for the bottle.Some times I wonder how these things even run after all that is done to gettum together.
     
  9. oj
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    The real question is 'do i cut the red one or the blue?'
     
  10. flynbrian48
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    I don't see any smoke...:D
     
  11. kiwicowboy
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
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    from linwood nc

    It's always the red one. good luck.
     
  12. jusjunk
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    looks like just an afternoon of work and it will be fine... Of course I love wiring ...
    Dave
     
  13. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    make sure you read zmans post about the fire in his buick.

    good info there...
     
  14. That's a snap after seeing some of the crap I've been working on.
    Like 9 different pieces of wire joined together to make a 6 inch connection?
     
  15. badlefihand
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    For all who struggle as I do with wiring.The Painless site is a great help,regardless what harness is used.There are others that are good but their site seems to be one of the better.
     
  16. txag01
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
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    Are you going to change the column mount? Are you going to put a shroud on the column to cover the mount, wiring, etc? My car came with a 70's caddy tilt/telescopic column already installed, and I am trying to figure out how to make it look like less of an eye sore.
     
  17. Not only have I seen worse,I've tried to work w/worse.One car that I had was wired w/red & black wires.The whole damn car every wire was either red or black.
    Tearing all of it out & replacing it w/a painless kit was the most fun I ever had w/wiring.
     
  18. badlefihand
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  19. Jaker
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    It could be worse... the wires could all be the same color!!
     
  20. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
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    When I wired my old '48 Chevy pickup I built my own harness. It started out looking great, but as I added new circuits later on things started to get messy. At least I kept a diagram of what went where.
    My Essex will be rewired eventually and will be done alot neater.
     
  21. TomCat 1
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
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    A buddy of mine years ago wired his '39 coupe one weekend (had to have it going) with one big spool of lime green wire, its all he had. red car with a whole buch of lime green wire under the dash. We laugh about it still today. He's runs a plumbing and electrical buisness now.
     
  22. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    Ive seen waaaayyyy worse than that...easy fix.
     
  23. KreaturesCCaustin
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    Yes. Yes I have.....

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    That was the wiring in my '62 C10 when I got it.
     
  24. sacredsteel1
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
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    it can be straightened out just as easily as it was cobbed... one wire at a time. Even with a new kit, looking at a harness as a whole can be very overwhelming....i feel your pain
     

  25. the fine coarse threaded bolts show some forethought as one is a slow to burn out vs fast ... Even self tappin love it ... Heck fuses are expensive!


    SO A LITTLE PAPER WORK DIAGRAM LISTING WHAT YOU HAVE AND WHAT YOU NEED YET WILL HELP

    A TEST LITE AND A BATTERY CHARGER .. FUSES
    CHART YER COLORS ,TAG EM.. AND SHORTEN AS YO GO

    LENGTH AND PROPER GAUGE AND WIRE TYPE IS CRUCIAL ... MULTIPLE GROUND POINTS

    I LIKE BULLET ENDS TO KEEP ITEMS STRAIGHT AND REVERSE ENDS SOMETIMES SO THINGS CAN ONLY GO BACK TOGETHER ONE WAY

    THINK SEGMENTS AND REMOVABLE SECTIONS CHECK NAPA FOR ECHLIN MULTI CONNECTERS ,, AND SOME OLD EXTENTION CORDS FOR PREWRAPPED MULTI WIRE LENGTHS THAT WILL SHOW..

    TRY NOT TO LEAVE TO MUCH EXTRA WIRE USE, ZIP TIES ,MUTI COLORED TAPE ,AND SHRINK TUBING HECK IT REALLY IS FUN IF YA CAN BE COMFORTABLE (NOT STANDING ON YER HEAD)
     
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  26. HOT40ROD
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    That look worse then my 40 Ford pickup when I got it. Just make sure you get every thing fused or on a breaker.

    Good luck
     
  27. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
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    from Austin, TX

    I just yanked out the whole she-bang and put in a kit. I found an EZ2Wire kit on Ebay for $149 and then bought a butt-ton of connectors and went to town. Had the whole thing done in about 2 days.
     
  28. 30dodge
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
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    from Pahrump nv

    I just got done with a car that was rewired with #14 red wires above the floor and #18 black wires below the floor, yours looks like it just needs finishing touches.
     
  29. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    thats nothing compared to last year! hahaha

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  30. zbuickman
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    O/T but, yep :)
     

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