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« on: January 19, 2017, 02:25:10 PM »
Hello, just a clarification on relays. #30 pole  10g wire direct to starter w/in line fuse.
Question;
   Can I use the same wire on another relay and just tap off of it, or run another wire to starter separately for EACH relay. I know not all relays won't be  on all at once, but just in case..


 And #86 pole is going to Acc. On ignition switch and those I'm bridging to all 4 relays. I think that's ok due to a low power draw.

And I'm a stickler for a great  GROUND

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 3 dash bulbs
 4 universal relays
 Fuel sender
 Amp meter
 Speedometer
 Water temp

I found some amazing Stewart Warner vintage gauges
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Re: Relays, lights,fan
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 07:47:45 PM »
I'g go with a single #8 wire to a post/terminal and then drop #10s or #12s to the individual relays as required. Drop an equivalent ground for each relay..

Make sure you use a top quality temp relay.  I had one fail on the road and had to wire around it to get home!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 10:53:55 PM »
I like the #8 to a post then #10 to each relay.

The ground for each relay I'm lost, the relay mount hole is plastic and no specific post designated for ground.  But the thermo switch  (my photo) goes to a good ground I think. Thanks for your help
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Re: Relays, lights,fan
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 09:17:03 AM »
You can always establish a dedicated ground post near your relays!
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Re: Relays, lights,fan
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 06:49:18 AM »
With wiring I've kinda always did an overkill/ That maybe the ambulance building that caused that though. On the bug I used the Ford relay/ Fuse box and just traced the wires to each relay/fuse as needed
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 07:45:14 AM »
What lowboy said!  This is one of those things in a build that is hard to overdo!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 12:59:47 PM »
Like the distribution block idea, thinking of making a copper strip for a #4 from Ford relay then #10 fused to all relays, ignition, etc. 

Let's see all dash wiring job's pictures thanks

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 02:45:47 PM »
Hows this? It was before I did the v8 and was using the Ford computer
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 09:42:54 PM »
Looks like about a mile of wire...

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2017, 02:29:31 PM »
In process,
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2017, 04:34:11 PM »
.Dash looks good.
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Re: Relays, lights,fan
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2017, 10:36:32 AM »
LOOKS like a PRO job
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