This book includes a theory chapter on direct current electricity, another on choosing the best components, a discussion of the various harness kits, three start-to-finish installations, and a trouble-shooting chapter.
Author: Dennis Overholser
A guide to electric wiring in hot rods, includes information on choosing components, batteries, starters and alternators, and start-to-finish installations.
With 144 pages and over 350 color photos, this wiring book is the electrical bible you need for that next electrical project.
Author: Dennis Overholser
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
The one automotive job we all dread is the wiring. Yet, with help from this new how-to book even the neophyte mechanic can install a wiring harness. Dennis Overholser, longtime technical specialist for Painless Performance Products and avid hot rodder, walks you through nine chapters sure to clear away your fear of electricity. Topics include: the basics of DC electricity; installation of additional circuits; choosing and installing the best battery, starter, and alternator; installation of the gauges; finding and installing a new EFI harness; and wiring a complete scratch-built hot rod. Photo-intensive, hands-on sequences document and help explain the installation of both an EFI harness on a late model V-8, and the installation of a complete harness kit into a newly built hot rod. Written in easy-to-understand language, this new book from Wolfgang Publications is a necessary addition to any hot rodder's book shelf. With 144 pages and over 350 color photos, this wiring book is the electrical bible you need for that next electrical project.
Prior to doing any of the wiring on your hot rod, determine if a ballast resistor is
included on the fuse panel or if it is separate. It is essential to ... The hair dryer is
for heating shrinkwrap, not for decurling your hair if you accidentally hit a hot wire
Author: Dennis Parks
Build a dependable and fun street rod on a budget! Follow the construction, start-to-finish, of a 1929 Model A Ford sedan. Step-by-step photo sequences detail chassis modifications, body repair, driveline installation, wiring, paint, bodywork and upholstery. Parks also covers options not explored in this car's construction such as independent suspension, reproduction chassis, and other hot refinements.
However , it is conceivable that some lighting setups may require separate brake
light wiring . Since third brake lights must ... Oh well , so much for getting old ,
needing to lose weight , and building a small hot rod . Words of advice are to buy
Author: Dennis W. Parks
The ever-escalating cost of building or buying a hot rod is leaving more and more would-be hot rodders behind. This book will get those hopefuls off the sidelines by showing how a hot rod can be built for less than the cost of, say, a new Hyundai. Author Dennis Parks documents his own project--building a quintessentially cool Model T roadster from a "Track-T" kit--showing in step-by-step detail how to turn a pile of parts into a rockin hot rod. He provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide for building a car of your own. The advice and instructions cover every aspect of an affordable hot rod build, from establishing the target vehicle and budget, to finding parts, building the car, and fine tuning the finished vehicle on the road. With Parks' money-saving tips and photo-supported how-to sequences, virtually anyone with minimal mechanical skills and the will to use them can be sure of building their hot rod right, and for the right price. The book also includes a full resource guide and recommendations for further reading.
Connect the leads to the wires which belong to the same coil. In the case below, I
connected the white and black wires. The red multimeter lead was connected to
the black wire, and the black multimeter lead was connected to the white wire.
Author: Tim Swike
IF YOU OWN A STRAT, THEN YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Learn step by step how to completely wire a Stratocaster and all of the potentiometers, capacitors, switches, ground wires, hot wires, pickups, output jack, and bridge ground. Even if you dont own a Fender, this guide will teach you how to wire a guitar with 1, 2, or 3 pickups. There are a ton of modifications you can do to your guitar for dirt cheap. This book will also show you some secret "hot rod" techniques that the pros use like: coil tapping, coil cutting, phase switching, series wiring, parallel wiring, bridge-on switching, toggle switching, mini toggle switching, varitone switching, mega switching, super switching, rotary switching, treble boost/solo switching, blend pots, push pull pots, stacked concentric pots, and much more !!! Plus you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about 4-wire humbuckers that can fit into your standard strat pickguard. Also includes audio files of the hot rod techniques.
Formed in 1927 by the merger of the Kelsey and Hayes wheel companies ,
Kelsey - Hayes produced a wide variety of quality automotive wheels during the
early HOT ROD era . The unique bent - spoke wire wheels made by the company
Author: Jeff Breitenstein
Every hot rodding magazine ever published (not to mention numerous books and countless web sites) has taken stabs at creating comprehensive glossaries of automotive enthusiasts terms and phrases. Finally Motorbooks has done it right with the publication of The Ultimate Hot Rod Dictionary. The title says it all. This book is 243 pages thick and includes more than 1,600 words and phrases, with definitions, phrase origins and examples of usage. In addition, the dictionary includes more than 225 line-art illustrations."If you never thought you'd find yourself reading a dictionary, this informative and fun book may surprise you. - Rod and Custom, October, 2004Perplexed about Peg Leggers? Curious about Crazy Stacks? Every enthusiast group inevitably spawns its own slang, but few are as rich as that which has evolved around the world of hot rods and customs. Once a unique American sub-language, the gearhead vernacular has long since gone global. Containing some 1,700 entries, this first-ever dictionary of the colorful language and phraseology that has developed in the world of hot rodding and customizing features not just terms used to describe the technologies and designs, but also those pertaining to the culture itself. In the end it's not just a dictionary with something for everyone from newbies to vets, but a book that reveals how the customizers have, in fact, customized their lingo. Includes specially commissioned line-art illustrations and cross-references for related or like terms.
With this book in hand, you will be able to assemble, design, and build single- and multi-function circuits and harnesses, troubleshoot and repair existing circuits, and install aftermarket systems and electronics.
Author: Tony Candela
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Often, wiring and electrical work intimidate automotive do-it-yourselfers more than anything else. It's not mechanical, and therefore, it's unfamiliar territory. Electrons are invisible, and to an untrained enthusiast they can do unpredictable things. Finally, here is an enthusiast's guide that takes the mysteries and misunderstandings out of automotive electrical design, modification, diagnostics, and repair. Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systemsis the perfect book to unshroud the mysteries of automotive electrics and electronic systems. The basics of electrical principles, including voltage, amperage, resistance, and Ohm's law, are revealed in clear and concise detail so the enthusiast understands what these mean in the construction and repair of automotive electrical circuits. All the tools and the proper equipment required for automotive electrical tasks are covered. In addition, this in-depth guide explains how to perform more complex tasks, such as adding new circuits, installing aftermarket electronics, repairing existing circuits, and troubleshooting. It also explains how to complete popular wiring projects, such as adding late-model electronic accessories and convenience items to earlier-model cars, installing relay systems, designing and assembling multi-function circuits and harnesses, and much more. With this book in hand, you will be able to assemble, design, and build single- and multi-function circuits and harnesses, troubleshoot and repair existing circuits, and install aftermarket systems and electronics. Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systemsis the perfect book for wiring a hot rod from scratch, modifying muscle car electrical circuits for cooling fans and/or power windows, or adding a big stereo and other conveniences to modern performance cars.
Note that this mod isn't necessary with Hot Rod or Bassman tweed and Bassman
reissue models since these amplifiers have a presence control ... For other
Fender amps, first locate the wire that runs from the speaker jack to the circuit
Author: Jeffrey Falla
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of getting the best sound possible out of their Fender amp with simple and advanced modifications. These include essential and fundamental tips like selecting tubes, capacitors, pots, and other electronic equipment, as well as biasing and setting up your amp. It also covers great hot-rodding enhancements to give you the tone of the pros at your fingertips, such as making one channel into an overdrive channel, modifying tone controls, making one channel either a Marshall or Vox channel (changing preamp and tone arrangementnot a permanent, destructive mod), building splitter boxes to run two amps simultaneously, creating splitter speaker setups within one amp, building the perfect gig amp (something light and portable, but with big sound, like an early Mesa Boogie), and more.