Modern Wiring Page 2

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We start by locating the fuse panel. To provide more room and a better looking installation we elected to put it straight forward of the speedometer. We used snap interlocking fasteners to attach the panel. In place, this panel is easy to access with well marked fuses, connectors, relays...everything.
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Our first wiring will be for the main power feeds. All of the goodies are in bag "A" with clear diagrams to show us how. The new battery hot lead goes to the starter solenoid and then forward to the fuse panel through a fusible link for protection. The other connection is the starter trigger from the ignition switch.
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The voltage regulator battery feed goes back to the same starter solenoid terminal to recharge the battery as needed and the other connection goes forward to the idiot light to trigger the regulator. The kit is aimed toward one-wire alternator use, but is easily adapted to any type charging system. For ease of wiring now, and for adding circuits later, this kit provides two junction blocks. The one on the right is battery fed power and the one on the left is accessory power from the ignition switch. A clean way to hook up the juice.
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A close up of the ignition switch. This is a higher amperage unit from StreetWorks - it fits into the original location, clearing the ash tray brackets, and has the extra accessory position. We have added the starter trigger wire and the ignition feed wire... ...that goes back to the coil. The second coil connection goes to the distributor.
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Street Works wiring kit does not come with switches, so you can retain your originals if you want. We wanted a new style headlight switch and got this OEM style from them. Notice that the headlight switch instructions give explicit details for where each wire goes.
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Installed in its new location, the headlight switch wires get routed to the right places. One of the replacement/upgrades we are doing is to replace the old dimmer switch relay with a newer, smaller unit also from Watson's. The headlight switch feeds the relay, which is then triggered by the stock grounding switch in the turn signal arm.

 

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