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Old 06-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #196
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Okay............. Here we go again. I spent some time getting organized today. I needed a plan instead of just jumping in with both feet, in order for the wiring to come out nice, neat, organized and to look Professional. I looked for and found the wiring diagram I made for my 67 Camaro racecar, (which was my first time ever wiring a car from front to back) and I finally found it. I made the diagram BEFORE wiring the 67 Camaro and all the colors of each circuit are the same as on/in the car, so that all trouble shooting and tracing of problems would be much easier! I must have done a good job because I never had any wiring problems with that car. The main difference between that car and this car will be the Camaro used a 3 stage retard and a 3 step and the Chevelle will use a Start retard and a 2 step.
The other difference is that I will be using relays this time.

Here is a pic of Camaro wiring diagram that will be used on the Chevelle again:

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:30 PM   #197
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I trashed the old aluminum electronics mounting plate and bought this 16 guage 12"x 12" steel plate from Home Depot for $10. I rounded off and trimmed the sharp corners using a Jig saw and a grinding stone in a drill to smooth the rough edges, because my 3 year old and girlfriend will be riding in the car thru the pits and I do not want them to get cut on it.

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:38 PM   #198
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I went looking for the Terminal Blocks/strips or Junction blocks/strips at Advance Auto Parts and they did not have them. Neither did Napa (they wanted to order them for $23 EACH!!!!!!) Auto Parts. I called Summit and they didnt have them either. I then went to Radio Shack and they DID have them for $3.19 each. I bought 3 of them.

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:42 PM   #199
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I will ride the Starter Saver and the 2 step piggyback on top of the 7al-2 ignition box to save space.

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:45 PM   #200
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I will start on the rest of the wiring tomorow and this weekend and I hope to make good progress while the weather is good.
Also I decided to post a pic of how the car looks while I am working on it. Most of the time you see the after pics. Heres what it looks like while I am working on it:

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:48 PM   #201
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:51 PM   #202
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This is why people hate wiring cars! LOL! It was at this point that I decided to take a step back and get organized!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:18 AM   #203
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This is why people hate wiring cars! LOL! It was at this point that I decided to take a step back and get organized!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:45 AM   #204
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this car is turning out fantastic!
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:33 PM   #205
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Thanks 68 nova 10.5 and that is a great compliment Preacher's kid! It is grea motivation when all the hard work is appreciated and hopefully someone learns from my mistakes and my experiences! I did misspeak a few posts back and this will be my THIRD car I wired from front to back. Here is a pic of the first car. My 27t Altered, "The BleachBox Hero."

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The Plan: (as 68 nova 10.5 says) I will be making a mock-up of the wiring harness using clothesline. It is easier than wasting wire by making mistakes and having to start over with new wire. Clothesline is cheaper to make mistakes with.

There will be 3 systems/harnesses that I have to make:
The first will be The engine compartment/front harness.

The second will be The Instrument panel/dash harness.

The third will be The overhead switch panel.

The rear harness was pretty much done and in place when I bought the car.
The overhead panel is partially complete "as bought"and it is "fused" by the manufacturer.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #207
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After I complete the mock-up harness and I have everything to length, I will lay it out and build the actual wiring harness's on the ground, by laying each individual wire, using the wiring diagram, on top of the mock up harness. It is slow and tedious work, but if I do it right, it will come out nice and precise.
I will then loosely mount the harness and mock it up in place. Once I am satisfied, I will add the terminal ends and connect them to the "loads/components". I will test the system and then finally turn each component on after I test it. This is the safest way and all it takes is a Ohmmeter to test continuity....BEFORE TURNING THE SYSTEM ON.
THIS IS THE PLAN!
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:23 PM   #208
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I did not spend any time this evening on the wiring..... I did spend a couple hours FINALLY washing down, oiling up and bagging my engine block and when I get a minute, I will drop it off at V's HOUSE OF HORSEPOWER, The Official Engine Builder of Summit Motorsports Park!
I was supposed to do it about a month ago, but I decided to wait until I was close to having everything else done, so that once I get it back from V's I would be virtually ready to assemble it (I dont want it sitting around, bare block, in my damp garage that seems to leak everytime it rains) and drop it right in. That time is approaching....FAST!
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RENEGADES REV' EM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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