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.

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