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Offline VileZambonie

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Re: wiring
« Reply #60 on: March 04, 2008, 04:50:55 PM »
Your positive battery cable needs to go to the B+ terminal on the starter solenoid. On that same post you should have 2 wires each with a fusible link. One wire should go to the junction block on the firewall and the other wire should go to the B+ terminal on the back of the alternator. The feed wire coming off of the junction block should also have a fusible link. These are critical, without them you have NO circuit protection.

The S terminal on the starter solenoid is closest to the engine block and should go to the ignition switch (P/N or NSS should also be in series).
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Re: wiring
« Reply #61 on: March 04, 2008, 09:24:36 PM »
how do you make a fuse link
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Re: wiring
« Reply #62 on: March 04, 2008, 09:27:03 PM »
I was actually going to make a post on how to make fusible links. I already took the pix of the process but have been to busy. I will try to prioritize it toorrow and make a post but basically you need a roll of fusible link, connectors, heat shrink etc.
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Re: wiring
« Reply #63 on: March 04, 2008, 09:53:08 PM »
ok cool just tell me where you post it ok you have told me how to do every thing there is just one more thing what do i do with that other wire coming off the positive
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Re: wiring
« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2008, 10:10:02 PM »
where's the wire going?
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Re: wiring
« Reply #65 on: March 04, 2008, 10:11:12 PM »
well it was going to the block on the fire wall but it was wired up with the wire coming off the alternator 

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Re: wiring
« Reply #66 on: March 05, 2008, 07:21:59 AM »
I was actually going to make a post on how to make fusible links. I already took the pix of the process but have been to busy. I will try to prioritize it toorrow and make a post but basically you need a roll of fusible link, connectors, heat shrink etc.

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Re: wiring
« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2008, 05:17:58 PM »
think you vile it looks pretty simple but i need some wire where is the best place to get it
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Re: wiring
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2008, 05:21:30 PM »
Any auto parts store carries everything to do the job. Just make sure you run the correct gauge.
See here:
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=11972.0
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Re: wiring
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2008, 05:27:44 PM »
do i buy the same size wire i got and put a fuse link on it and just curious have you done this to any of your trucks
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Re: wiring
« Reply #70 on: March 05, 2008, 05:58:13 PM »
hotrod, when you are done with this let me know and I will split it out to the tech pages....

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Re: wiring
« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2008, 06:50:02 PM »
You need to use at least the factory gauge wiring and correct size fusible links. I've posted a few schematics all over this site. Also Autozone has wiring diagrams free
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Re: wiring
« Reply #72 on: March 05, 2008, 08:47:07 PM »
does it matter how long the fuse links are
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Re: wiring
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2008, 09:30:52 PM »
Yes, how about length?

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Re: wiring
« Reply #74 on: March 06, 2008, 01:34:12 PM »
ok you said that on the same post i should have 2 wires one going to the block on the firewall and one going to B+ on the alternator so did you mean that i should have a wire going straight to the alternator from the starter
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