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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2016, 05:38:22 PM »
Wiring! What a PITA! Definitely not the funnest aspect of the build, but its nearly done. I just need to parallel the hot side of the fuse block and finish the brake light wiring once I fab in my brake light bar.

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2016, 06:04:40 PM »
Nicely done ! That's the best help as well!
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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2016, 06:20:28 PM »
Thanks. He's been in the garage with me for 2 days and its been awesome.

Hey, question. The red wire directly above the right relay is the to the battery post of the ignition switch. I currently have it connected to a piggy back terminal end shared with the 10 gauge hot wire supplying 12V to the fuse block. Is it standard to have the battery post on the ignition fused? I have an available spot, just wasn't sure it was needed.
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« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2016, 11:17:24 PM »
" Needed " or not it will do no harm to use one there. I do NOT like piggy backs though unless absolutely unavoidable.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2016, 05:44:09 PM »
You might want to put heatshrink over those spade connectors, That's a lot of bare metal showing.

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2016, 06:23:56 PM »
AND use adhesive lined heat shrink as well.  I get mine from Fastenal just because they stock it and I can get it locally anytime.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2016, 06:28:34 PM »
Nothing wrong with your set up tho since the wiring is in a sealed box.  I wouldn't worry about it. I usually buy uninsulated crimp connectors and adhesive lined heat shrink for my terminations. I'll be using duetsch and such for the current build soon though. That will be a new experience.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #67 on: February 29, 2016, 06:40:54 AM »
Nothing wrong with your set up tho since the wiring is in a sealed box.  I wouldn't worry about it. I usually buy uninsulated crimp connectors and adhesive lined heat shrink for my terminations. I'll be using duetsch and such for the current build soon though. That will be a new experience.

I see the concern though. Someone mentioned it on another forum. I love showing my work because people see your blind spots. I will put an insulated material between the fuse block and the connectors. There is a lot more clearance between the connectors and the plate, but you never know. I hadn't thought of heat shrinking them either. Would have been better.
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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #68 on: February 29, 2016, 06:54:01 PM »
AND use adhesive lined heat shrink as well.  I get mine from Fastenal just because they stock it and I can get it locally anytime.

Fastenal never has what I need! I cannot stand that place. They are almost as bad as Autozone. 5:

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« Reply #69 on: February 29, 2016, 07:06:43 PM »
Not my favorite place either but finding quality adhesive lined heat shrink is damn near impossible without ordering it in BFE,Kansas.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #70 on: February 29, 2016, 07:43:28 PM »
McMaster-Carr is your friend.  Same day delivery to my house.....

http://www.mcmaster.com/#adhesive-lined-heat-shrink-tubing/=11ccst5

It might not be the cheapest but it is beyond first class service !

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #71 on: February 29, 2016, 08:38:50 PM »
McMaster-Carr is your friend. Same day delivery to my house.....

http://www.mcmaster.com/#adhesive-lined-heat-shrink-tubing/=11ccst5

It might not be the cheapest but it is beyond first class service !
Lucky effer.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2016, 05:20:05 AM »
Biggest issue with crimp style connectors is over crimping them.  When I have used them, I remove the plastic piece, lightly crimp then soldier it.  Then heat shrink.

Fastenal always seems to have what I need.  Just hate having to buy the whole box for special size bolt, nut or whatever.  Used to be a girl that work there that would split the box, she looked like one of the porn stars!  Damn wish she was still there for both reasons!!  ;D
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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2016, 05:57:26 AM »
I used to solder all mine as well. With research I found it not to be the best way. Quality terminals ,quality crimped,is best way. I argued long and hard about the superiority of soldered connections but ,in the end,had to change my tune.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Chenowth build/resto project
« Reply #74 on: March 01, 2016, 09:42:59 AM »
the local fastenal in lincoln is the biggest most worthless stores i have ever had he misfortune to step into!!!!!!!! it is faster to order parts online then deal with them. i placed a med size nuts and bolt order cause i wanted to spend local. 300 piece order split evenly on 4 sizes. they never called a week later so i called and they said it's in. i drove across town and the counter guy says yep don't know it's not in the computer sorry. i said wtf, they said it was in. so he re ordered it cause he didn't see it had ever been ordered. i was patient and this happened 2 more time in the next 3 weeks. at this point the manager got snippy with me and said i had ordered 4 loads of hardware am i going to pay for it and pick it up???? i had it out with him and he still said his guys didn't re order it 3 times that i had placed that many orders.
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