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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby lavron » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:06 pm

tomb22 wrote:Looks good Mike except the inertia switch. It should be between relay 3 and the fuel pump and no ground wire. I'm sure you would have found this, but I thought I should point it out.


Thanks Tom, I actually stuck it in that way so if it got triggered it would break the ground and turn the relay off but it might not be able to work that way so the way you indicated works for me too.

I did not catch any break on this :roll: I got my oil pressure fuel pump switch today and a couple of fittings to hook it up, everything screws together about one or two threads so I don't have anything that matches :roll:

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Left to right there is a stainless 1/4" to 1/8" NPT adapter to screw into the oil galley on the engine (have no idea if it will fit the block) then a 1/8" brass street tee (supposed to be NPT but think it is not) and finally the oil pressure switch, it too is supposed to be 1/8" NPT. Anyway nothing fits together and the switch won't fit the stainless adapter at all.

Currently I am not sure the oil galley port is 1/4" NPT so I will check it on the 200 block tomorrow (should be the same, I think all Fords are the same from that era) and then take the switch to the parts store and find the right fittings.

This is the hard part of doing this stuff online, you never really know for sure it is all going to fit together until you have the parts in hand. Of course the two fittings were cheap so it is no big deal.

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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby lavron » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:43 pm

Just a question. What do you guys think of mounting the fuse boxes under the hood? I have water proof boxes, I know I have mounted them under the console already but can move them if I want as I have not connected anything to them yet, guess I am looking for pros and cons to both.

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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby tomb22 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:32 pm

Seems like all newer cars have fuse boxes under the hood. I put one under the hood in the comet. Fuses and relays for the electric fans and head lights. The ones in newer cars all have the covers up and most are not water proof but rain proof. I would go for it Mike. A lot easier to change fuses under the hood than under the dash.
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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby lavron » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:32 pm

tomb22 wrote:A lot easier to change fuses under the hood than under the dash


That was my thought as well. I think all my boxes are marine ones and I have plenty of room under the hood :P

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