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Technical Extremely neat wiring.......and a question

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by The37Kid, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. The37Kid
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    Saw this under the seat in a 1940 Ford pickup at Goodguys Rhienbeck, clueless what it is all about, but it looked neat. Can anyone guess what it is all about? Bob DSCF8547.JPG
     
  2. Someone will post "flux capacitor", I just know it.

    Wow, guy is really proud of his fuses!


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  3. Torana68
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    Flux Capacitor..................... but I think it comes under WTF more accurately
     
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  4. Stogy
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    I'd say that is commonly known as no stone left unturned...if its Hamb friendly show us the complete package Bob...
     
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  5. Yellow hot.Green ground.Clean work.
     
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  6. squirrel
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    If the fuse holders are being used for their common purpose, it's a power supply for some big amplifiers.

    But who knows....proper electrical installations have labels.
     
  7. Told ya ;)


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  8. Yep.... all that gold-plated bling gives it away.
     
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  9. The37Kid
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    Sorry, I passed on taking a photo, a totally over the top '40 Ford pickup, chrome everything, Jag rear, and to make the built totally out of place left the flathead in it. Look for a cover shot on Goodguys Gazette. Bob
     
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  10. sloppy jalopies
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    Was there a couple solar panels in the '40's bed... ?
     
  11. Dan in Pasadena
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    No, but it probably had gull wing doors! Lol
     
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    Race cars can be wired nice also...
     

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  13. squirrel
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    heh...mine is kind of neatly wired, not quite that neat, but also no where near as many wires...point ignition, mechanical gauges, etc. don't take many wires. But it does have working lights, turn signals, and horn.
     
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  14. 52HardTop
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    Green for a ground? Maybe in a high voltage AC circuit. Black for ground in a 12 volt DC circuit. Just sayin.
     
  15. wsdad
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    It's a, "What The Flux Capacitor."


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  16. 38 mopar_fan
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    Flathead powered? Looking at the wiring there is a small thermo nuclear power plant under the seat powering a highly efficient electric motor hidden in the hollowed dive valve block
    This is back to the future


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    I say it's a phony, wires don't go anywhere except thru the grommets!
    Just for lookin', not for usin'!
    KK
     
  18. partsdawg
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    All the nuts are clocked. I'll let the smart guys riff on that
     
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  19. The37Kid
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    That is the only feature I do understand. Bob
     
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    Wow, guy is really proud of his fuses!
     
  21. doug warren
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    Im thinking obsessive compulsive disorder, on second thought homeland security should be notified.
     
  22. 38 mopar_fan
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    Ha ha ha
    A statement? An observation?
    Or a pleasant pass time?

    Don't know if it's common vernacular in the USA


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    more of an NZ thing maybe ? :)
     
  24. 38 mopar_fan
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    Baaaaaaa baaaaa


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    Lol now my stomach hurts. Back on topic I think there is acctually 3 flux capacitors. They couldn't have done that with just 1, or 2 for that matter.;):)
     
  26. The37Kid
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    With every electrical question I ask, I know less:( Bob
     
  27. Never2low
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    Coming from a competition car audio back ground this is tame.:p
    Having a large ANL style fuse on your main line, feeding an individually fused distribution block is common practice.
    Usually the main fuse is within a foot of The battery, as it's intended purpose is to protect The wire.
    The green wires are just a distobution block for a common ground point. (usually to eliminate ground loop noises)
     
  28. Sporty45
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    Damn, totally missed that! :D
     
  29. squirrel
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    yup, just normal stuff for the car stereo guys. Quite of of place in a traditional hot rod, though.

    Funny thing is, we used to use those big fuse blocks on the high school robots, for the power distribution system. Until someone started making a dedicated power distribution panel.
     

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