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Wiring 99% Complete

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Helpers helping …

Despite the sauna-like temps, and with ice-water-bottles in front of my sho- fan blasting at full speed, I nearly completed the wiring (a couple things left to do). The principal goal was to secure it to the firewall to limit movement while racing, which should keep connections intact and stop cables from rubbing to bare wire. (On the yellow race jeep I could see where the battery cable had rubbed through the protective outer layer at some point, then it had been patched).

I decided to add a second jumper connection which solely handles the lights. I’ve now got most of the wiring in place in case I want to later add headlights and turn signals. I still need to add a switch to power the gauge lights and rear driving lights (in case I need them for some reason). I also didn’t think about adding a fuse for the rear lights until just now .. oops.




Ann helped me put the body into place to make sure the wire dropped under the lip of the cowl from the rollbar:













7 Comments on “Wiring 99% Complete

  1. David Eilers Post author

    At least the cats are doing something seemingly useful! And, they aren’t terrorizing us in the house anymore. So far, they’ve only been mistakenly shut in the shop for a few hours, lol

  2. Bingo

    I went back in the history of this subject, but you never brag about yer powertrain. Only the body, roll bar, wiring, etc. All well deserved praise, on a job well done. Just curious…is dat a NP435 & a twin-sticked D-20 or 300?

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Bingo, I don’t know a ton about it. I really have barely looked at the engine. Last I ran it, it ran good (and loud). Power will not be an issue.

    I can tell you it has a built Chev 350 with a Ford top loader 4speed and a Dana 20 transfer case.

  4. Mitch

    Lights are just in case you want to take it to dinner one evening. Or do test hits at night in front of the neighbors house.

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