Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Order from Chaos.

Here's an interesting project that has a lot going on. The wiring in this '69 Chevy truck was made up of 40 years of bad decisions. The best way to fix that is to remove every scrap of wire from the vehicle and replace it with new. Making that more interesting in this case was the fact that most of this truck had been changed, modified, or replaced. That means engineering on the fly to make everything work together.

The new gear included:

* Custom Autometer gauges
* New Vintage Air a/c
* Newer engine
* New ididit steering column
* Late model bed/taillights
* radio/speaker relocation to the headliner

The original mess

The new Painless wiring harness
Order from Chaos
The back of the Autometer gauge panel has plugs for easy servicing.
The Vintage Air box sits behind the glovebox
The bulkhead connector on the firewall means the cab can come off easily.
Here you can see the a/c connections at the firewall and the new serpentine setup for the a/c compressor and high-output alternator.
The condensor for the a/c sits in front of the radiator behind the (heavy!) stock grille.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beware the carts.

If they get some momentum going, they can really do some damage.

- Posted using the miraculous iPhone

Bad Decisions.

Every now and then, you run across something that just makes you shake your head in disbelief. Believe it or not, this picture was a starter wire that someone thought was ok. Yes, that is 5 different types of wire within the span of 18". No, that is not ok.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

...there's an app for that.

Mobile too. Amazing.

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The First Post.

I finally managed - with a web-smarter person's help - (thanks E) to get something posted at the site. Nothing fancy, but enough to get some info out there and a way to contact me. I'll post projects and news on here occasionally, along with the odd random thought.

Hit me up if there's something you need.