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« Reply #255 on: March 07, 2015, 06:38:01 PM »

Wow, has it been that long?
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« Reply #256 on: March 08, 2015, 08:54:00 AM »

It's been 2 years for the Diamond too
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« Reply #257 on: March 08, 2015, 03:26:27 PM »

And we haven't seen any pictures of the Diamond lately, either.
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« Reply #258 on: March 28, 2015, 07:07:18 PM »


So I started stringing the wiring through out the Desoto the last few
days.  First I had to sort it and wrap it. I like to use hockey tape to
wrap my wiring, cheap and looks good IMO.



 Had
 to organize it, and wrap it up and tape up as many of the wires so it
would have less things to get caught as it was fed throughout the car.





I think there is going to be enough wire....;)


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« Reply #259 on: March 28, 2015, 07:13:41 PM »


I first mounted up the fuse box, then tried to tie the new wiring to the
 old wires to drag them up through the pillar post on the drivers side. 
 That did not work since the old cloth wire kept catching on things
inside the pillar.  I eventually had to cut the old wiring and carefully
 drag it out of the pillar.  Then had to feed a stiff wire down through
the pillar and tape the wiring to it and drag it back up and through.





And all strung up above....






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« Reply #260 on: March 28, 2015, 07:16:46 PM »


Then get it sorted a little better and fed down through the package tray area and into the trunk.



The old rear harness...



And the new wiring strung....




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« Reply #261 on: March 28, 2015, 07:20:23 PM »


Then it was onto the forward harness.  I was shocked when the wiring fit within the factory firewall grommet and bracket!



Again I think it has plenty of wire!



And the fuse box and wiring run to the front and back.  It's nice and clean with everything up out of the way.




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« Reply #262 on: March 29, 2015, 07:55:24 AM »

Hey Brian

You need a spare carb?  Manual trans I assume.
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« Reply #263 on: March 29, 2015, 08:33:50 AM »

Looks great, getting a lot done. Love the hockey tape, found the same thing in 3M cloth tape at an electronics store, much more original looking that black sticky plastic electrical tape, which tends to fall apart from oil and heat over time,
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« Reply #264 on: March 31, 2015, 08:13:28 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
Hey Brian


Twin manifold For the 25" long block?

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« Reply #265 on: March 31, 2015, 08:14:13 PM »

Quote from: dana44
Looks great, getting a lot done. Love the hockey tape, found the same thing in 3M cloth tape at an electronics store, much more original looking that black sticky plastic electrical tape, which tends to fall apart from oil and heat over time,

Thanks!  I agree...I love the cloth tape, compared to that vinyl stuff.

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Re: Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« Reply #266 on: September 07, 2015, 12:28:02 AM »

Again lost a few months worth of posts....

July 17/2015

Well haven't been updating on Fernando regularly...just too many projects, on too many vehicles etc.

So here is an update from the last few months...

I've slowly been working on the re-wire job. Not having much fun to tell you the truth, so hasn't been high on my "to do" list. I get easily side tracked on other projects. But I have finished the front and rear wiring.

I was able to re-use most of my OEM ligth fixtures, just needed some new guts. I dug into my box's of old misc mopar wiring to help in that project.

Box of misc....



Old vs new rear taillight wiring and connections...





Then I bought a whack load of new 1,2,3,4,6 and 8 terminal plugs for my wiring connections. I crimped on the new terminal ends, then solder each one, di-electric grease and then shrink tube.





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Re: Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« Reply #267 on: September 07, 2015, 12:30:14 AM »

July 14/1015

Back end all finished off....







the green wire is for the reverse lights. I have not installed them yet, and might not since I plan on selling the car. The new owner might decide on a different reverse light set-up, and I did not want to cut up the body.

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Re: Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« Reply #268 on: September 07, 2015, 12:33:55 AM »

July 14/2015

Once the main wiring harness was through the firewall I had to sort it all out. Three bundles....Front end lights, turn signals etc, then engine compartment wires, and finally all the wires that are not needed...elect fan, AC compressor, etc.



Then on to the front end wiring....

Removed the old headlight wiring, and made up all new harness....





Then the same for the front turn signal assemblies....





And all wired up neat....



As well as a new set of horns...well used from a 80's Dodge van I believe....


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Re: Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« Reply #269 on: September 07, 2015, 12:35:30 AM »

July 14/2015

And I had to hook up a couple jump wires to see the car with the lights on!





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