About a week ago I got in my "Junk Truck" I call her Ophealia (see first pic) started her up, let her warm up for a few then went down the street to hop on Hwy 2 going into Everett, WA. As I went up the on ramp to merge into traffic I like to drop the hammer and make sure to "blow any carbon out" that may have accumulated since yesterday. The giant secondaries of my Quadra-puke wide open. It almost sounds like a gasoline filled toilet being flushed when they open up. All 8 cylinders of the Buick 455 bumbling around in time. Then merge into traffic like a low flying rocket ship. It puts a smile on my face everyday like a fat kid in a Hostess factory. Then "POP", "POW" and "SPUTTER"... in my head it really went like that. Like the old Batman TV show. That smile on my face had been replaced by confusion. I lost all power, as I continued to roll from the speed I had built up. The cab of the truck fills with thick white smoke. Not a little smoke wafting in the air, but completely fills the cab of my truck. Confusion has now been replaced by "Oh F*@K I am gonna die!" Choking and coughing I rolled down the window stuck my head out and barely getting any air from all the smoke coming around my head. Get the truck in neutral and pointed to the non-existent should of the 2 lane bridge that I am now on and come to a complete stop, right before the top of the bridge. I made a mental note of this as next time I need to be going faster just in case catastrophic failure happens again I can make it over the top of the hill. I call a Tow truck (my neighbor and his truck and a tow strap), as I pop the hood expecting to see oil or some sort of fluid all over or deformed parts strewn about the engine compartment. Confusion sets in again nothing like that at all (see second pic). While waiting for my neighbor somebody called the cops so the Fuzz showed up and pushed me over the bridge and into a parking lot with his push bumper. Neighbor shows up towed me back home. Upon further inspection either the alternator wire grounded out which is entirely possible since it was 4 different pieces of wire. Well I am pretty sure that was the problem. Smoked that wire through the firewall and into the wiring harness behind the dash. So out of catastrophe comes tremendous opportunity! I had done some wiring on the lights lately and realized how much of a pieced together job has been done behind the dash. So now I get to address that issue. After doing some research and read some of your'alls posts. I have ordered the Rebel Wire 8 Circuit harness. And figure I will share my experience.