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post #16 of 37 Old 06-08-2013, 09:03 PM
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Well, its been awhile since I updated. The painless is partially done. Under the dash is right. Little man and I worked under the hood today. Awesome day. About a third of the way done under the hood with wiring.
Sounds like a good day! Little man helps me a lot too. Productivity tends to go down but enjoyment tends to go up! Rob

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post #17 of 37 Old 06-09-2013, 03:34 PM
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That's great to hear!

I'm still ruminating about the ongoing wiring project(s) on 'Black Betty', most of which is upgrading the wiring connectors from 18 and 16 gauge to 10. Gives me great practice for my soldering skills.

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post #18 of 37 Old 06-22-2013, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone here thays done the painless kit had to relocate parts to avoid cutting up the new harness? My ignition box is on the drivers side, but seems that it would be easier to move it to the passengers side than to cut up the new harness. Opinions?
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post #19 of 37 Old 06-22-2013, 08:44 PM
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Has anyone here thays done the painless kit had to relocate parts to avoid cutting up the new harness? My ignition box is on the drivers side, but seems that it would be easier to move it to the passengers side than to cut up the new harness. Opinions?
I finished up a painless wire on my 78 cj5 304 within the past couple months. If you have any specific questions, there are some areas that are gonna hang you up a little probably. The rear harness colors don't match up with the light harness, fuses are gonna blow (most frequently the coil 30a and the gauges 10a or radio 10a. Always check your fuses first if it isn't working. Front harness was easy, back harness was easy other than figuring out the colors, I customized the dash stuff (you will probably pull out a LOT of extra wires) but it was easy, the engine was the hardest but it wasn't bad. You will have a lot of extra length on every wire and I went back and cut them much shorter because they really get messy
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post #20 of 37 Old 06-22-2013, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I really need to finish this up.
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post #21 of 37 Old 06-27-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, another question. I have a Delco internally regulated alternator. I need to make the connections to it. My original plug is not salvageable. Any suggestions on either getting a new plug, or rigging it correctly (if there is such a thing.)
Thanks in advance
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post #22 of 37 Old 06-27-2013, 03:50 PM
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Ok, another question. I have a Delco internally regulated alternator. I need to make the connections to it. My original plug is not salvageable. Any suggestions on either getting a new plug, or rigging it correctly (if there is such a thing.)
Thanks in advance
I've seen the alt. connections at the electrical section of O'Reillys auto parts.
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post #23 of 37 Old 06-27-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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No Oreileys here. Called my go to NAPA with no success.
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post #24 of 37 Old 06-27-2013, 04:52 PM
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No Oreileys here. Called my go to NAPA with no success.
Possibly auto zone or advance auto, or on line. Enter your zip code, pick a store . A junk yard is also a possibility.
http://m.oreillyauto.com/mt/www.orei...1497&ppt=C0330

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post #25 of 37 Old 06-27-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I have both close. Will have to go in and look as their employees are simply cashiers.
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post #26 of 37 Old 07-06-2013, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, next question for you guys. I broke the hook up stud off the alternator. Any suggestions for a good quick fix?
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post #27 of 37 Old 07-06-2013, 07:51 PM
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Thanks guys. I have both close. Will have to go in and look as their employees are simply cashiers.
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post #28 of 37 Old 07-14-2013, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Yes. Sorry it took so long for the reply.
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post #29 of 37 Old 07-14-2013, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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I found a perfect connector in a stash of parts I have. Just spliced it in.
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post #30 of 37 Old 07-27-2013, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody know if theres any electrical connection to the carb in my Jeep? Its a 78 cj5 with the 304, and I believe a Motorcraft 2100 carb. If so, wheres it hook up?
Thanks guys
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