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Unread 01-03-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Upgrading wiring and components


I need your help/advice on some electrical work that I'm about to order parts for.

I've decided to replace my wiring with a complete wiring set from Painless. So far so good... Since my car is a 76, I see that there is a difference in parts availability for that car compared to the ones from 78 and later. I want to upgrade as much as possible for that reason.

1. I have a used HVAC (kind where heater motor sticks out of the firewall) unit on the way and are planning on doing the famous heater upgrade at the same time. For this I need a new 4 terminal switch to control this fan. Does this switch have a connector on the original wiring from 78 and upwards?

2. I'm also planning to exchange the wiper motor and switch. There is a difference in 83 between wiper motor/switch. What should I do with this? Stick with the old kind or upgrade to the 83 version? Will the newer wiper motor fit a 76? What about switch connector for the wiring harness? The 83 switch seems to have a totally different layout.

3. Light Switch seems to be identical.

4. Alternator - I'm considering the delco CS130 or CS144 based on information provided by other JF-users (). Does someone dare to provide a link or modelnumber to a delco alternator thats fits a 304?

Thats all from Norway for now

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