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Old 20th-October-2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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Let The Rewire Begin

I've finally decided on a full rewire. I decided against the ones from AWW, Painless and others because too small to handle every thing I currently have and have limited room for growth. After looking at all the fuse panels available from Bussman, Delphi, Painless, AWW and others, I've decided on a Delphi electrical center that can be mounted under the hood and easily handle 200 amps of continous power. I will have lots of room for growth and it will even handle my Taurus fan with ease.

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Old 20th-October-2009, 08:20 AM   #2
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Let us know how that goes. I may have to do that as well.
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Old 20th-October-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Yeah Im going to be rewiring my 72 this next week. I can only imagine its gonna be a nightmare
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Yeah Im going to be rewiring my 72 this next week. I can only imagine its gonna be a nightmare
It shouldn't be a nightmare. If you are building it yourself, plan it out throughly. Proper preplanning will save a lot of headaches. I currently have about 6 pages of Viso drawings. I should be able to build 75% of it in my living room. If you go the premade route, most of the better kits have comprehensive instructions.
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Old 27th-October-2009, 01:31 AM   #5
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I will upload updated wiring diagrams in a couple of days. I need to convert them to HTML.
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Old 12th-November-2009, 10:16 AM   #6
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It's perfect timing for me, as I'm doing the same thing on my 63. I have my old harness, and a new Autowire Highway 22 kit, and some of the MAD Electrical kits.
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I NED HELP ON THE BEST KIT FOR MY REWIRE WITH ROOM FOR GROWTH. I'VE LOOKED INTO PAINLESS AND AWW. BUT WHATS THE BEST GUYS. THE MOST CONVENIENT AND FEWEST HEADACHES THAT I CAN DO MYSELF. I CURRENTLY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO WIRING AT ALL IN THE CAR.
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They both are pretty good. Most of them will present some headaches. You can get direct fit kits from AAW.
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Old 14th-November-2009, 08:08 AM   #9
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AAW is in the process of making a new kit for the 62-67 Nova for modified cars! Right Now should be done in about a week or 2. I know this because my car is their project car being used for the new kit. Give them a call and ask them about the new kit!
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Grounds

I have started my project by making some heavy duty ground wires out of 1 gauge, from the engine to subframe, and engine to unibody.
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I have started my project by making some heavy duty ground wires out of 1 gauge, from the engine to subframe, and engine to unibody.
Adequate grounds are often overlooked in the rewire process. I'll run individual 8 gauge grounds to the core support, body and dash. I don't have anything connected to the frame, so no ground there.
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Does anyone know of a box, probably plastic, that can be used to contain relays, and cover up some of the wires? NovatoriusRex used an original horn relay case to cover his new headlight relays, but is there something commercially available?
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Does anyone know of a box, probably plastic, that can be used to contain relays, and cover up some of the wires? NovatoriusRex used an original horn relay case to cover his new headlight relays, but is there something commercially available?
Checkout the Delphi catalog under modular electrical centers. The have several options in there. The trick is locating them. Mouser, Terminal Supply and Wayteck have some of them. I was able to get the parts for my traditional electrical center from Mouser. Delphi has a single position unit that will hold 6 mini 280 series relays. These are rated up to 35 continuous amps. There are a lot of options

Bussman also makes a water tight unit that will hold either 5 mini or 3 standard 280 series relays.

280 series relays are a SPDT and DPDT relay with a slightly different pin layout that plug into Metri-Pack 280 terminals. The relays in the picture at the top of the post are 280 series relays.
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Old 20th-November-2009, 10:56 PM   #14
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I used a Ron Francis Wire Works kit to redo my car. Awesome product, support and directions if anyone else is looking. I do like the look of your panel though - nice factory vibe.
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I used a Ron Francis Wire Works kit to redo my car. Awesome product, support and directions if anyone else is looking. I do like the look of your panel though - nice factory vibe.
The best part is I can mount it under the hood. I can also build all circuits for less than .2 voltage drop through the panel and a max of one volt drop at the end of the circuits. I can ensure my fuel pump and head lights have 14 volts.
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