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Unread 03-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Project 7

New member here from northern Co, cj7 with ford 302, np435......looking for help with the wires

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Unread 03-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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What wires and what kind of help? The info you gave is pretty useless.

Details, man, details!
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Unread 03-04-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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Sorry, I was figuring out how to make a thread. I have purchased a cj dash wire harness used and ir is kind of intimidating. I really don't know if this is a good starting point or if I should buy a new universal fuse box and start from scratch. I have the motor wired up temporarily with the ford engine harness and hooked to an aftermarket key though would like to hook the two harness together with someone looking over my shoulder.

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Unread 03-04-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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Look closely at the harness and wiring diagrams and you will see that AMC designed it in 4.5 sections:

Engine
Front End Lighting
Instrument panel
Rear Body (mainly the rear lights)
Transmission (little bit that goes down to the tranny and transfer box for reverse and 4WD switches, not vital)

If you have purchased the Instrument panel harness it will start at the bulkhead connector, do everything for the instrument panel and dash and end in a much smaller connector under the dash that connects to the rear body harness.

To marry this stuff together you will need:

Ford engine harness
NP435 harness
CJ Lighting harness
Engine side of the bulkhead connector
Instrument panel harness (which you have)
Rear Body harness

It then becomes very simple, you install all the CJ stuff as God intended and then solder your engine and transmission harness wires into the tails coming out of the bulkhead connector on the engine side. You will need the wiring diagram to understand what each wire does but there are not very many.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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Making progress

Ok things are coming along. I now can turn the key and the engine will fire but when I let of the key it doesn't run. I think I am missing a wire either to the selinoid or ignition or?
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Unread 05-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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Your jeep is upside down. You need constant 12volt power source to the dist when the key is in the run position. Apparently you are pulling your power from the start position
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Unread 05-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #7
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Your jeep is upside down. You need constant 12volt power source to the dist when the key is in the run position. Apparently you are pulling your power from the start position
Yeah, lucky I wasn't in it this time. Thanks for the input, I traced the wires and found a connector had come loose from the ignition module. It had been wrapped with tape. So after the untapeing process, I rewired the entire engine compartment. I was able to drive it today in the driveway, I installed the windshield frame and a drivers seat which looked like a very large person had sat in it for a very long time,I'll get a new one. Thanks again.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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Im sure you have your hands full and pockets empty by now but I would like to recommend going to hei distributor. Its one of the single best upgrades you can make.
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