electrical wiring – asifnyc.com https://asifnyc.com blog devoted to my AMC road race and street cars and all things AMC and Rambler related Mon, 06 Jun 2011 06:57:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 molex connectors https://asifnyc.com/molex-connectors/ https://asifnyc.com/molex-connectors/#respond Sun, 21 Jun 2009 02:40:46 +0000 http://asifnyc.com/?p=388 Continue Reading molex connectors]]> picked up some molex connectors at my local electronics store. haven’t used them before but they looked like they’d be perfect for the main dash connector. I used a 12 connector for all the gauges and indicator lights. the headlight switch and wiper switch has they’re own separate connectors. the molex connect was really easy to wire up. just crimp the ends on all your wires and the “click” right into the plastic connector housing. get some!

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ah fishtape… https://asifnyc.com/ah-fishtape/ https://asifnyc.com/ah-fishtape/#respond Sun, 10 May 2009 02:32:20 +0000 http://asifnyc.com/?p=382 Continue Reading ah fishtape…]]> fishtape is cool… if you don’t know what it is, it’s a tool that helps you run wires through conduit or walls, etc. I used it to run the trunk wires through the rocker just like the stock harness does. I had already pulled the old harness out. If I had thought about it I could have used the old harness as a fishtape. but I didn’t. So, I ran the fishtape from the back of the rocker to the front of the car. luckily I was able to reach into the front rocker hole and grab the fishtape with my fingers. then it was just a matter of taping the wire harness that I had already wrapped onto the fishtape and then pulling the tape back out. ta da…

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lost in a tangle of wires https://asifnyc.com/lost-in-a-tangle-of-wires/ https://asifnyc.com/lost-in-a-tangle-of-wires/#respond Sun, 26 Apr 2009 05:53:34 +0000 http://asifnyc.com/?p=330 Continue Reading lost in a tangle of wires]]> ok, I’m getting deep into the re-wiring. I’m using a GEM Streetrods universal 18 circuit kit. I’m fairly comfortable with electronics/wiring but ripping out EVERY stock wire and starting from absolute ground zero is definitely a bit of a challenge. I’d say 75% of it’s a no brainer but there are a few head scratchers…

anyway, I’m doing pretty good using process of elimination and the TSM wiring diagrams. I got the steering column wiring sorted out and the ignition switch connectors were pre-terminated with the correct plugs and went right in. The engine bay and trunk wiring is very straitforward but the dash wiring is a little trickier… especially due to things like changing the floor dimmer switch out for a turn signal mounted switch/relay combo (and the power door locks and trunk popper I installed a few years ago). I’ll post about the turn signal dimmer when I install it.

one annoying thing on the trunk wiring is that I can’t find the 1156 bulb SOCKETS I need. The ones I have do work but they are really old and oxidized… I found the 1157 sockets I need at Kragen, but not the 1156. I think American Parts Depot has them so I have to put in another order.

what else… I need to order a radio. I’m going with a “digital media receiver”; meaning no cd player. I’m going to get one that takes an SD card. I think I’m going to order a Boss model 765 DBI. I also want to order an amp but I’ve never used an amp before and am not sure what I need. of course the radio is not going in the stock dash location and I’m not sure WHERE I’m going to mount it. restoring is a lot easier than customizing… more to come.

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